Twenty countries have expressed readiness to participate in the 3rd annual Nigeria mining week slated for between Oct. 15 and Oct 17 in Abuja.
Alhaji Sani Shehu, the President of the Miners Association of Nigeria made this known on Friday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the activities slated for the week.
Newsmen report that the week would bring together 100 mining and exploration companies, 40 exhibitors and sponsors among others.
File: Coal miners in Enugu
Shehu said the week would create opportunity for serious investors, mining operators, multilateral investors as well as technology solution providers seeking for new markets and clients for minerals exploration and extraction.
He said discussions would focus on critical assessment of the industry, progress, updates, challenges and alignment with the global mining ecosystem.
“Solution platforms to enable local and international investors navigate the sector will be set up during the event.
“The 2018 mining week will be a one stop shop for every miner and stakeholder,’’ he said.
He said the annual event had contributed to the growth and development of the mining sector’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) in the last two years.