Nicole Smith, event director of the inaugural iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum in partnership with PwC Nigeria has described the forum as “a huge boost for the country’s mining sector” saying evidently, the sector does have lots of potential.
Smith said, “Gathering all the stakeholders to discuss the challenges and the way forward in Nigeria’s mining sector has been a huge boost in confidence for the industry and mining professionals in the country are very optimistic about the sector’s imminent rejuvenation.”
Nigeria’s vastly underexploited natural resources include about 44 varieties of minerals in over 500 locations. iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum in partnership with PwC attendees included current and prospective investors, legal advisors, regulators, mining professionals and other stakeholders. The Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals was an official supporter of the event.
PwC Nigeria’s Mining Sector Leader and Head of Consulting, Cyril Azobu, says he is “very pleased with the fruitful interaction that took place at this inaugural forum.
As leading advisors to the mining industry, PwC works with clients to unlock opportunities in this industry. It is clear that mining is facing an exciting future in Nigeria.”
“The Forum provided a platform for interactions between most stakeholders in the mining industry, particularly the private sector players and government institutions.
It has created a better understanding on the roles expected to be played by both the government and the private sector in the development of a productive mining industry”
Said Sanusi Jibril, Head of Minerals and Metals Promotion, Ministry of Solid Minerals Development
“An elevating experience. Nice to network with the core drivers of the Mining and Minerals sector in Nigeria. Evidently, the sector does have lots of potential.”
Ikpi Ununo Ugot, The Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences in his comment said, “I commend the organisers for such a well put together event. Key players in the industry were present which gave me the confidence that each company in attendance benefited from the discussions and presentations.
The numerous breaks and networking sessions also added to a memorable and profitable experience.”
Also, Sophie Ejegi, Advocaat Law Practice said, “The Forum afforded me the opportunity to learn new things as it relates to the solid minerals sector”
According to Udhedhe J. Orogun, Bank Of Industry Ltd, The conference was inspiring, interesting and motivating”.