Mining Minister Bawa Bwari To Address Nigeria Mining Week, As Event Begins in Abuja 

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Yemisi Izuora 

The Nigerian Minister of Mines and Steel Development, the Honourable Bawa Bwari, is scheduled to speak at Nigeria Mining Week at the NAF Centre in Abuja on Monday and Tuesday. The third edition of the event is organised by the Miners Association of Nigeria in partnership and with strategic support from Spintelligent, PwC Nigeria and the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.

Oriental News Nigeria reports, that the Bank of Industry, BoI, is the platinum sponsor for this year’s Nigeria Mining Week. “The event is a welcomed development for the mining sector in Nigeria” says Olayinka Mubarak, Bank of Industry’s Group Head, Solid Minerals & Metals, adding: “Nigeria Mining Week is the largest gathering of miners in Nigeria. Last year it had international participants from over 13 countries and has continued to evolve over the years. Discussions are usually focused on how to drive the sector forward. The event has a match making platform for would-be investors and also offers a mentoring program.”

Nigeria Mining Week offers a one-stop-shop to engage directly with policy makers, financiers and mining investors as well as the opportunity to gain the most current information on geophysical data on the resources available to explore in Nigeria. The third annual event will provide a platform to engage with over 700 small scale miners through MAN, several Nigerian states displaying and promoting opportunities in small and medium scale mining and over 100 mining and exploration companies.

The event organiser Spintelligent is a well-known trade conference and expo organiser on the continent. The company has particular expertise and experience in mining, infrastructure development, energy and agriculture events; including long-running flagship shows such as Future Energy Nigeria in Lagos, DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi, Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi, Agritech Expo Zambia and African Utility Week in Cape Town.

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