Mining sector: FG inaugurates donor agencies

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Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals

The Federal Government has inaugurated donor development agencies to assist in bridging gaps and deficiencies in the Nigerian mining sector.

Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, performed the exercise on Friday in Abuja.

The agencies, which included the World Bank, UNIDO, UNDP, DFID, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, would help to solve the challenges confronting the sector to take its place of pride.

He said that the inauguration was also conducted to spell out their responsibilities to avoid duplication and unnecessary competitions.

He said this would ensure that the agencies understood areas to assist the ministry to align with its mandates.

He said that the Department for International Development (DFID) would assist the ministry in financing cost of advisory and technical teams.

He said that Ford…

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