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Mining Indaba: Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals Misses Mining Summit in Cape Town

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Nigeria's Minister of Solid Minerals Misses Mining Summit in South Africa

Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Dele Alake, and the Ministry of Solid Minerals failed to attend the Mining Summit held in South Africa on Monday, February 5th, 2024.

Despite Alake’s promise in early January to ensure a major development in the Mining sector after the assumption of office, the Minister and his entourage are missing at the 30th Mining Indaba in Cape Town.

In attendance were other African countries whose discussions at the summit bothered around paving new ways for a new era in the mining industry. While Nigeria’s Ministry of Solid Minerals set up a kiosk, no physical appearance of state officials was present.

The Vacant Nigeria's Ministry of Solid Minerals Cubicle
The Vacant Nigeria’s Ministry of Solid Minerals Cubicle

Several significant themes arose throughout Mining Indaba, including the readiness of the African mining industry to embrace positive disruption. The partnerships, collaboration and advancements presented during the event have set the stage for a bold new future in mining, where inclusivity, growth, transformation, and innovation are at the forefront.

South Africa’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, said South Africa’s new mining rights system must work within a year, while Malawi’s Minister of Mining, Hon. Mrs. Monica Amon Chang’anamuno, expressed her national interest in sustainable growth development to grow the economy.

Meanwhile, Dele Alake is yet to issue a statement regarding the non-appearance show, given representatives of the Ministry ought to be in attendance in case the Minister is engaged in other public functions in other parts of the World or country.

The absence of Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals and his entourage at the Mining Summit in South Africa sparks questions about the country’s commitment to the mining sector.

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