Conference on Crisis in Mining Sector Holds at UI Next Week

  In order to appraise and address some of the challenges affecting mineral resources exploration and exploitation in Nigeria, a six-day global conference featuring inputs from national and international geo-scientists will commence next week Monday 15th of March at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan.

Addressing newsmen at a pre-conference news briefing at the institution, the National President, Nigerian Mining and Geo-sciences Society, NMGS, Engineer Obadiah Nkom explained that mining exploration in Nigeria and the world at large were being confronted by a number of challenges among which is quacks, security and irresponsible mining operations.

Engineer Nkom noted that the need to address the crises in mining sector informed the theme of the conference: “Responsible Exploration and Exploitation of Mineral Resources in a Secured Environment”,

The NMGS national president explained that the official opening of the event which will hold on Tuesday 16th will feature the presence of the society’s grand patron, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Southwest governors.

The NMGS president said professionals from journalism, academic, security, and business will present suggestions on the ways out of the current national crises in oil and gas sector and national security.

The event which will also featured awards and gala night of the society on Wednesday 17th will climax on Thursday with technical section running from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday.

Rotimi Famakin

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