The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, yesterday in Abuja assured investors from Canada who have indicated investment interest in the Nigerian mining sector of a business friendly atmosphere.
Bwari gave the assurance at the Nigeria – Canada Investment Summit held in Abuja yesterday.
“Permit me to use this forum to assure our Canadian partners that it is now so much easier to do mining business in Nigeria, and we are more than prepared to welcome them with open arms,” he said.
He noted that this partnership between both countries was a renewed one as Canada provided training and critical expertise to the sector during the reform era which, according to him, began around 2013.
“We have noticed a gradual return of Canadian mining companies to our mining jurisdiction. One of the more famous ones is Thor Explorations Limited, which is registered in Canada and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and which is continuing with its mines…
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