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While the Nigeria Mining Week live event has taken a rain check for 2020, event organiser, Clarion Events Africa, has put together a comprehensive digital event that runs from 12 to 16 October.

The event features a host of live panel discussions that include expert speakers from throughout Nigeria’s mining value chain, including government and the private sector. There is still time to register for the event and be part of the discussion.

As a country that is heavily reliant on oil and gas, Nigeria’s economy took a hefty blow during the COVID-19 imposed lockdown. As oil prices plummeted to record lows, it was a clear indication that Nigeria is at great economic risk if it continues to rely on its mono-economy.

And while the lockdown has also stymied progress in the country’s mining sector, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of Mines and Steel Development believes that the current economic challenges brought about by COVID-19 is an opportunity for the country to build a more resilient and diversified economy.

To that end, his department is hard at work to provide an investor-friendly ecosystem for the rapid development of the sector.

To find out more about the exciting developments in Nigeria’s burgeoning mining sector, register for the digital event taking place this week at nigeriaminingweek.com.

Gerard Peter
Gerard Peter is a content creator and media strategist with more than 23 years' experience in new and traditional media.