Nigeria seeking to develop ores and alloys, industrial minerals sectors - mines minister

Nigeria must increase its exploration and marketing of ores and alloys and industrial minerals to grow its mining sector, the country’s minister for mines and steel development said on Tuesday November 28.

Addressing guests at a reception in London, Kayode Fayemi singled out manganese and industrial minerals as markets that Nigeria hopes to develop while it seeks to grow its mining industry and ultimately reduce its dependence on steel imports, which amount to $3.3 billion per year. “There is growing discovery of [products including] manganese and ilmenite and some of this is produced locally,” he said. “We need to do more exploration and marketing of...


Janie Davies

November 29, 2017

11:18 GMT