By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
Nigeria’s Solid Mineral Sector will have several multiplier effects on job creation, development of states, and social infrastructure. According to report, the raw gold deposit in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, Kaduna State, has more gold than South Africa as this is proven and verifiable based on the data collected. Nigeria’s solid minerals alone has enormous investments opportunities for investors to explore in every Nigerian state. From Abia to Zamfara states, solid minerals deposits abound, huge enough to make Nigeria one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
The Nigerian Government has been working smart to diversifying the economy and the new roadmap for solid minerals development in Nigeria will help in achieving it.
As part of Mr. President’s campaign promises to Nigerians and in particular his consistent statement to diversification particularly in agriculture and mining sector, The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N30 billion intervention fund for mining exploration in the country.
The fund will be highly focused on exploration as exploration is the heart of mining.
In this publication, we take a critical look at Australian Mining Sector. What lessons can Nigeria learn from them? Please find out as you read along.