Pre-conference: Finance and investment day

Session 0.1

Characterising the state of the Nigerian mining industry
Chairperson: Aminu Suleman Takuma, Acting Director, States Coordination Department, NIPC, Nigeria

09:00 Overview of the mining industry: Update on 2017 – 2020 goals investment incentives
Zacchaeus, Atte, Directeur Human Resource, Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Nigeria
09:20 Geological Survey update: Progress report on new findings
and available data
Garba Abdulrasaq, Director General, Nigeria Geological Survey
Agency, Nigeria
09:40 Lot A1 – Gold and PGE: The integrated Mineral Exploration
Project (NIMEP)
Warwick Crowe, Chief Geologist, AG Vision Mining Ltd, Nigeria
10:00 Mineral title administration in Nigeria: Upgrade and
migration to an online system
Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, Director General, Nigeria Mining Cadastral Office, Nigeria

Session 0.2

Case study showcases: Catalysing investment into the sector
Chairperson: Tope Adebanjo, National Publicity Secretary, MAN, Nigeria

11:00 The journey of successful mining players in Nigeria: Common
pitfalls and how they went around them Presenters:

Austin Menegbo, Country Financial and Administrative Manager,
Segilola Resources Operating Limited, Nigeria
Nere Teriba, Vice Chairman, Kian Smith Trade & Co, Nigeria
11:40 Panel discussion: Where is the stumbling block and what needs to be done to attract foreign investors?

-Generating credible geoscience data to attract investment
-Cost friendly alternative ways to access data
-Mechanisms in place to strengthen governance promote
conductive business environment
-A user friendly portal for licensing: A new tool for mining
operators
-Are the incentives good enough for the investors?

Participants:
Garba Abdulrasaq, Director General, Nigeria Geological Survey
Agency, Nigeria
Utsu Linus Adie, Project Coordinator, MinDiver, Ministry of
Mines and Steel Development Nigeria
Dieter Bassi, Director Technical Services, Nigeria Extractive
Transparency Initiative, Nigeria
Fadi A. Ghazale, Managing Director, AG Vision Mining, Nigeria
Aminu Suleman Takuma, Acting Director, States Coordination
Department, NIPC, Nigeria

Session 0.3

Developing the financial sector in Nigeria
Chairperson: Habeeb Jaiyeola Director, Head Mining Industry, PwC, Nigeria

13:30 Commodity exchange: What do mining companies get out
of it
Kingsley Eneghara, Head of Risk Management Department, ‘
Nigeria Commodity Exchange, Nigeria
13:50 Panel discussion: Understanding the needs of financial
institutions and funding organisations – the financial
models available to support mining projects

-How can mining funds be unlocked for miners to benefit?
-How a loan for a mining project be guaranteed?
-What are the necessary collateral and business plan
requirements to access finance?

Participants:
Kingsley Eneghara, Head of Risk Management Department,
Nigeria Commodity Exchange, Nigeria
Hope Yongo, Chief Business Advisor, Nexim Bank, Nigeria
Abiola Osho, Investment Promotional, Africa Finance
Corporation, Nigeria

Session 0.4

MinDiver projects update

15:45 Building a financing ecosystem for exploration and mining in Nigeria
Utsu Linus Adie, Project Coordinator, MinDiver, Ministry of
Mines and Steel Development Nigeria
Amanda Lumum Feese, Technical Advisor Strategy, MinDiver,
Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Nigeria
Dr Tim McCornmick, Geoscience Data Specialist, United Kingom
Christopher Hall, Consultant, United Kingdom
Michael Stanley, World Bank Group
Dr Andreas Barth, Patrick de Saint-Simon, Deputy Team
Leaders, SOFRECO/ Beak Consultants GmbH, France / Germany

Tuesday 15 October | Conference DAY 1

Opening Session

Removing the roadblocks along the value chain: Setting the mining industry as a key driver for economic growth
Chairperson: Cyril Azobu, Partner, Head Consulting & Mining Leader, PwC, Nigeria

08:00 Welcome coffee and networking session
09:00 Welcome address from iPAD Nigeria
Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director, Mining and Agriculture,
Spintelligent, South Africa
09:05 Welcome from PwC
Pedro Omontuemhen, Energy Utilities and Resources Leader,
PwC, Nigeria
09:10 Welcome address from MAN
Alhaji. Kabir Mohammed Kankara, President, Miners
Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigeria
09:30 Keynote address: How do you diversify an empire and start
a mining plant?
Edwin Devakuma, Group Executive Director, Dangote Industries
Ltd, Nigeria
09:40 Goodwill message
His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, Executive Governor,
Nasarawa State, Nigeria
10:00 Ministerial address: Stock-take of 2018 and vision for the
development of the industry
H.E. Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister, Ministry of Mines and Steel
Development, Nigeria

Session 1.2

States’ project updates: A report on the achievements harvested from great labour
Chairperson: Aminu Suleman Takuma, Acting Director, States Coordination Department, NIPC, Nigeria

11:30 Professionalism and sustainable development of the
Mining Sector in Nigeria
Prof. Sunday Silas Dada fnmgs,Immediate Past President
Nigerian Mining & Geoscience Society (NMGS)
11:40 Government’s presentations–Showcasing best practices,
business developments projects achievements at state
level.  

-Katsina State Government
-Nasarawa State Government
-Niger State Government
-Ondo State Government
-Oyo State Government
-Yobe State Government

Session 1.3

Solving the puzzle between: Business potential and regulation in the mining sector in Nigeria
Chairperson: Usman Balarabe, Vice President Finance, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria

14:40 Legal & Regulatory Framework in the Nigerian Mining
sector
Tobenna Nnamani, Associate, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors,
Nigeria
14:50 Panel discussion:

-Getting a better understanding of the regulatory frameworks:
licencing vs. land ownership
-Mining laws as a major constraint to doing business in Nigeria:
How to make it easier?
-What Guarantees are in place to ensure return on investment with the new tax reform policy
-Land ownership & licencing: State vs. federal regulation and
licencing
-Investment vs. royalties vs. earnings
-How the mining industry cope with the legislation?  

Participants:
Tanko Almakura, Chairman Senate Committee on Solid
Minerals, National Assembly, Nigeria
Ebhota Al-Amin, Research- Policy Development Strategist,
MinDiver, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria
Emeka Chime, Senior Manager Tax, PwC, Nigeria
Sidi Lame Salau, Director (Registry), Nigeria Mining Cadastre,
Nigeria
Prof. Gbenga Okunola, Chairman, MIST, Nigeria
Riaan Van Der Westhuizen, Managing Director, Minutor Mining
and Exploration Services, Nigeria

Session 1.4

Security as a growing concern in the mining regions
Chairperson: Prof Stephen Mallo, Professor of mining engineering, University of Jos, Nigeria

16:40 Panel discussion:

-Understanding the global best practice in containing illegal
mining
-What are the security measures taken to avoid the misuse of
explosives?
-What are the environmental and social challenges that are
common in the mines field and how are they addressed?
-What plan of action is in place to legalize illegal miners as a
way to minimize insecurity?
-What prevention measures mining operators have in place
against illegal mining, and how do they mitigate the lost
occasioned?

Participants:

Ambassador Joseph Ayalogu, Executive Director- Corporate
Relations, Etazuma Mining and Industries Ltd, Nigeria
Frank Odoom, Director, Mines Inspectorate – Ministry of Mines
and Steel Development, Nigeria
Engr. Sallim Adegboyega Salaam, Director, Mines
Environmental Compliance, (MEC), Ministry of Mines and Steel
Development, Nigeria
Alhaji Sani Shehu, Vice Chairman, Ecowas Federation of
Chambers of Mines, Nigeria
David Turvey, Managing Director, Kogi Iron, Nigeria

Wednesday 16 October | Conference day 2

Session 2.1

Mining projects: Report on current developments
Chairperson: Cyril Azobu, Partner, Head Consulting & Mining Leader, PwC, Nigeria

09:00 Gold: Allied African International Company
Riaan van der Westhuizen, Managing Director, Minutor
Mining and Exploration Services, Nigeria
09:15 Gold: Thor Explorations Ltd
Segun Lawson, Chief Executive Officer, Thor Explorations, UK
09:30 Gold: Kian Smith Trade & Co
Nere Teriba, Vice Chairman, Kian Smith Trade & Co, Nigeria
09:45 Iron ore: Kogi Iron
David Turvey, Managing Director, Kogi Iron, Nigeria
10:00 Coal to power: The Prospects and Challenges in Nigeria
Ambassador Joseph Ayalogu, Executive Director- Corporate
Relations, Etazuma Mining and Industries Ltd, Nigeria
10:15 Bulk commodities logistics: Regional Sealink Project
Hope Yongo, Chief Business Advisor, Nexim Bank, Nigeria
10:30 Gemstone project update
Emotan Josephine Abureme Shine, Managing Director/
Chief Executive Officer, Emotan Global Ventures Ltd

Session 2.2

Upcoming opportunities and cross- border trade within West Africa
Chairperson: Nere Teriba, Vice Chairman, Kian Smith Trade & Co, Nigeria

11:15 Panel discussion:
-The African Continental Free Trade Area: A solution for
development?
-New mineral export guidelines: Accurate data on mineral
exports and faster processing of mineral export permits
-Cobalt and lithium not on the strategic minerals roadmap:
A missed opportunity?
-West African gold vision: A common market share beneficial for all
-Intensification of steel production: What are the prospects
for iron ore?

Participants:
Kieran Harrington, Consulting Geologist, PW Nigeria
Limited, Nigeria
Kevin Joseph, Managing Director, Nivek Mining, Nigeria
Prof. Gbenga Okunola, Chairman MIST, Nigeria
Emma Priestley, Chief Executive Officer, Santon Consultancy
Services, UK
David Turvey, Managing Director, Kogi Iron, Nigeria

Session 2.3

Financing focus: New expectations for years ahead 2020 – 2030?Chairperson: Andrei Ugarov, Partner, Head Corporate Finance West market area, PwC, Nigeria

13:50 The experts’ debate: Understanding new financial
developments and supporting system in the mining industry and throughout the value chain. What could be expected for years to come? Are financing institutions ready to fund and ready for private-private partnership?  

Participants:
Begna Gebreyes, Senior Vice President, Investments, Africa
Finance Corporation, Nigeria
Adeoye Ojuoko, Deputy Managing Director, SMT, Nigeria
Hajia Fatima Shinkafi, Executive Secretary, Solid Mineral
Development Funds, Nigeria
Hope Yongo, Chief Business Advisor, Nexim Bank, Nigeria

Session 2.4

Sustainable CSI initiatives: An approach to community engagement and development and an independent financial vision
Chairperson: Mories Atoki, Sustainability Specialist, PwC, Nigeria

15:40 Panel discussion:
-Women and child labour around the mines: What program plan
is there for kids out of the mines?
-Capacity building programme: A critical concern for both public
and private sectorsEnsuring artisanal and small scale miners
are aware of all health and safety dangers
-Youth training programmes to improve the chance of
employment

Participants:
Janet Adeyemi, President, Women in Mining, Nigeria
Amanda Lumum Feese, Technical Advisor Strategy, MinDiver,
Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Nigeria
Rose C. Ndong, Head in Charge of Mineral Promotion & Customer Care, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency, Nigeria
Tonia Shoyele, Director General Membership Business
Development, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria

Session 2.5

Recommendations and closing session
Chairperson: Habeeb Jaiyeola, Director, Head Mining Industry, PwC, Nigeria

17:30 Closing Remarks: PwC Closing remarks
Cyril Azobu, Partner, Head Consulting & Mining Leader, PwC, Nigeria
IPAD closing remarks
Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director, Mining and Agriculture,
Spintelligent, South Africa
Miners Association of Nigeria closing remarks:
Alhaji. Kabir Mohammed Kankara, President, MAN, Nigeria
18:00 Ministry closing address:
Hon. Uchechukwu Ogah, Minister of State, Ministry of Mines
& Steel Development, Nigeria