The long awaited ConMin 2017 has started in Abuja and it is reliably gathered that lots of organisations that cut across different relevant fields like building, construction, machinery and mining have registered in large number to exhibit their products and services to the participants, visitors and stakeholders.
The epoch-making summit which is holding at the prestigious International Conference Centre Abuja is sponsored by notable organisations such as Lafarge, Dangote Cement, Halogen Security Limited, Total, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Soatec Engineering West Africa Limited, African Finance Corporation (AFC) and Minutor
The Acting President of the Federal Republic, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is expected to declare the summit and the exhibition opened while the keynote address will be delivered by the Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi (CON). Top government officials from the Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Works and other government departments are expected to grace the memorable summit.
Foreign dignitaries that will deliver goodwill messages are President, ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Marcel Alain Souza, The High Commissioner of Australia to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Lehman, Hon. Minister of Mineral Resources South Africa, Mr. Mozenbezi Joseph Zwane and the Cabinet Secretary of Mining, Kenya, Hon. Dan Kazungu.
Stakeholders from both public and private sectors will cross-fertilize ideas and brainstorm on these following topics: Powering Africa, Artisan Mining: Past Present and Future, Geological Data Generation and Mineral ProspectivIty, Mining for National Development, The Role of Mining in Meeting SDG Goals, Minerals for Sustainable Growth and Development in West Africa, The Roadmap for the Development of Nigerian Mining Sector, Federal and State Approaches to Mining Sector Governance in West Africa
The statement from the organizer reads: “For exhibitors, ConMin West Africa provides an unparalleled opportunity to boost your brand in the thriving West African market from within the largest economy in Africa. With the full support of the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals, the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the Miners Association of Nigeria the event promises to be the meeting point on the calendar for all those in the sector to talk, negotiated and conduct business.”