Nigeria Can Earn N41bn Annually From Jewellery Export – Adegbite

Adegbite discussing about roles of jewelry on Nigeria ecnomy

The Minister, Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, has said the development of the local jewellery industry can improve Nigeria’s exports by over N41 billion ($100 million). Mr Adegbite disclosed this in his keynote address at a one-day workshop titled: “Design of Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Jewelry and Gemstone in Nigeria” in Abuja on Monday. He noted that Nigeria is traditionally rooted in rocks and gemstone jewellery like the Benin bronze jewellery, Hausa/Fulani ornament, Ife and Nupe jewellery, which are brilliant artworks that are currently known and…

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FG designates seven strategic minerals to unlock the economy

Osinbanjo presents document to Buhari

Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of Mines and Steel Development says the Federal Government has designated seven of the country’s strategic minerals to unlock the enormous potential in the mining sector. The Minister, who stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a webinar organised by Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), named the minerals to include: coal, iron ore, bitumen, gold, limestone, lead-zinc and barite. He noted the country was endowed with over 44 different mineral resources occurring in over 500 locations across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal…

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