A national summit on the governance of solid minerals in Nigeria will hold tomorrow (September 14, 2021) in Abuja at the instance of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD), with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
The annual event on the strengthening civic engagement and advocacy for effective natural resource governance in Nigeria project for 2021, themed “Investment Promotion in the Solid Mineral Mining Sector in Nigeria”, is in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines & Steel Development (MMSD), Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) and Women in Mining (WIM).
A statement by the senior programme officer of the centre, Mr. Amodu Lawal, said a plethora of issues including processing and beneficiation of solid minerals, collaboration and linkages in the sector, advocacy and sensitization as well as issues of gender and development would be addressed at the summit.
The event which is intended to advance the diversification discourse and highlight what needs to be done in the solid mineral sector for government to realize its objective of revenue generation from non-oil sources, will have array of stakeholders including state and non-state actors in attendance.
The Ag. executive director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Barr. Chima Williams, will deliver the keynote paper.
Stakeholders in the mineral sector, concerned individuals and groups who will not be attending in person, are enjoined to participate in the conversation via #DoMiningRight.