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ADDRESS BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF MINES AND STEEL DEVELOPMENT, Dr. MARY OGBE, AT THE FIRST PRESS BRIEFING ON THE 8TH EDITION OF THE NIGERIA MINING WEEK, 15TH AUGUST 2003

Good morning esteemed members of the press,

We are pleased to announce the 8th Edition of the Nigeria Mining Week, scheduled to take place from 16th – 18th October 2023, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, under the theme “Capitalizing on Nigeria’s Critical Mineral Resources for Economic Growth.” This event promises to be a significant platform for key stakeholders in the mining industry to converge and discuss the pivotal role that Nigeria’s critical mineral resources play in fostering economic growth and sustainable development.
Objective:
The Nigeria Mining Week serves as a unique platform that brings together Government Officials, Mining Companies, Investors, Technology Providers, and various Stakeholders to engage in insightful discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration aimed at unlocking the full potential of Nigeria’s Mining Industry. With a rich history of mineral resources, Nigeria stands poised to harness its mineral wealth for Sustainable Economic Growth and Development.
Key Highlights:
i. Expert Insights: Renowned international and local experts will share their insights on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the mining industry. Sessions will cover topics ranging from exploration and production to sustainability and responsible mining practices with particular focus on the global energy transition trends.
ii. Investment Opportunities: The event will offer a platform for investors to explore potential investment opportunities within Nigeria’s Mining Ecosystem.
With the Government’s commitment to creating a conducive business environment, the event will showcase the diverse investment prospects available in Nigeria.
iii. Networking: Nigeria Mining Week 2023 will provide ample networking opportunities, fostering connections among Industry Players, Government Representatives, and Service Providers. This interaction is vital for collaborations that can drive the sector’s growth process.
iv. Exhibition: A comprehensive exhibition area will feature cutting-edge technologies, products, and services related to the Mining Industry. This exhibition will give attendees the chance to witness firsthand innovative solutions shaping the sector’s future.
Participation and Registration:
The Nigeria Mining Week welcomes participation from Individuals, Companies, Government Bodies, and Organizations interested in contributing to the advancement of Nigeria’s Mining Industry. Early registration is advised to secure your spot and take advantage of the various participation options available.
Event Partners:
We are proud to collaborate with our partners namely; the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Vuka Group, who have demonstrated great commitments towards actualizing the objectives of this great event.
Conclusion:
It is our earnest expectation that the Nigeria Mining Week 2023 will be an event which will evolve value creation, encapsulating meaningful attributes that would lead to economic growth and sustainable development.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we invite all stakeholders to join us in this event to collectively revitalize the Mining Industry, enabling it to effectively address the ever-evolving global trends and challenges. Your presence and active engagement will contribute significantly to this shared renaissance.
For more information and to register for the event, please visit https://wearevuka.com.
Thank you.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Mines and Steel Development,
Abuja.

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