MINING MINISTERS, COMMISIONERS, STAKEHOLDERS STORM EKITI …..AS STATE HOSTS COUNCIL ON MINING AND MINERALS RESOURCES DEVT

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No fewer than 3,000 critical stakeholders in the mining sector, drawn
from the 36 states will converge on Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State Capital on
this week as the third edition of the National Council on Mining and
Mineral Resources Development (NCMMRD) takes place between Wednesday
and Friday.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite
and the Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah
will be leading state commissioners and Permanent Secretaries in
charge of mining and mineral resources ministries from the 36 states
to the meeting. Others include participants from the academia,
private sector security, practitioners and leaders of mining unions.
The third edition of the NCMMRD is being hosted by the Government of
Ekiti State.
Themed ” Nigeria Minerals and Metal Sector: Spectrum for Investment
Opportunities for Economic Growth and Development”, the meeting would
among other things, review current trends in the mining and minerals
sector of the economy.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, says the importance of the
council meeting cannot be over emphasised in order to ensure the
country reaps bountifully from the present administration’s huge
investments in agriculture and mining to grow the economy and create
jobs.
Governor Fayemi, who chaired the inaugural meeting of the council in
2017 in his capacity as the then Minister of Mines and Steel
Development, said all hands must be on deck to ensure that mining and
agriculture contribute optimally to the nation’s economy.
The Governor said adequate arrangements have been made for safety of
the participants during their stay in the state.
Other highlights of the 3- day meeting, which will hold at the Trade
Fair Complex, Ado- Ekiti are: paper presentations, meeting of
technical working groups, field tour and peer review.
The meeting will also examine challenges of informal mining activities
for improved revenue generation as well as infrastructure gaps in the
sector, among others.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State Mineral Resources
Development Agency, and Co- Chair of the Local Organising Committee,
Mr. Tokunbo Alokan, has said careful planning were being made to
ensure a hitch- free programme with attendant gains for the economy.

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