11:00 - 12:05

Plenary 4: Kaduna State: An Emerging Mining Destination

Topic: Kaduna State: An Emerging Mining Destination


Dr. Mrs Amina D. Sijuwade – Hon. Commissioner Kaduna State Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources

Preamble:  As part of the diversification agenda of the present administration, the Solid mineral sector has been placed in the front burner; with the twin value of job creation and recognized as one of Nigeria’s most promising growth sectors, contributing N103 billion to the GDP in 2015 and proposed N141 billion for 2020 at an average annual growth rate of 8.54 per cent(2017 – 2020). Kaduna State is blessed with Mineral Resources such as; Gold, Granite, Tantalite, Columbite among others. Recently, Nickel with the highest purity was discovered at Kafanchan.


i. Dr. Kayode Fayemi – Hon. Minister of Mines and Steel Development
ii. The Miners Association of Nigeria
iii. Waziri Adio – Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
iv. The Foreign & Local investor Circle
v. The Association of Artisanal Miners
vi. Women in Mining(WIMIN)



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  • April 5, 2018
  • 11:00 - 12:05