This morning, The Royal African Society hosted His Excellency Kayode Fayemi, Minister for Solid Minerals. He addressed RAS members on 'Mining for Prosperity' and on his ministry's objective of increasing the mining industry’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP. Among the key highlights of his address were: his ministry’s completion of a revalidation process to remove dormant license holders and opening up access to new and eager prospectors; Nigeria’s investment in infrastructure to support the mining value chain – and the ministry’s incentivisation plan for new entrants into the sector. The breakfast was chaired by Zeinab Badawi, Chair of the RAS.
This event took place as part of the RAS Business Programme for corporate members. To find out more about joining click here.