Australia set to partner with Nigeria’s mining industry


Australia says it is interested in enhancing its partnership with Nigeria in the area of mining.

Mining in Australia is a significant primary industry and contributor to its economy with the country reportedly among the top five mining nations globally.

Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Lehmann, told newsmen in Abuja on Sunday that Australia was willing to harness Nigeria’s mineral potentials and expand relations between both countries.

Lehmann said there were “enormous opportunities in Nigeria’s mining sector with some of the world’s highest-grade mineral deposits found in the country.

““For us, it is not all about gaining expertise, or the experience but also the willingness to engage with countries that are invigorating their mineral sector.

““For our Australian mining companies, Nigeria should be seen as a land of opportunity.


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