What is Nigeria Mining Week

What is Nigeria Mining Week?

What is Nigeria Mining Week?

Nigeria Mining Week is the platform bringing together experts & thought leaders, government officials as well as stakeholders from the entire mining value chain, to share ideas, connect, and learn from each other, all in an effort to move forward and grow the mining industry in Nigeria.
Created in 2016 through a collaboration between IPAD Nigeria, Miners Association of Nigeria and PwC, Nigeria Mining Week is organised by Clarion Events and hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.

Over the past 4 years, the event has grown to become the most influential platform to drive collaboration, investment and innovation to the Nigerian mining sector.



Despite having been neglected in the past, Nigeria’s mining industry has witnessed some phenomenal developments within the past 5 years.

Endowed with key minerals and metals, Nigeria has tremendous mining potential, and the government’s economic diversification agenda lies in the exploitation of these resources.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, supported by the Presidency is committed to making Nigeria a new global mining hub, through various initiatives to revive the sector.

Did you know?

  • For the past 10 years, Nigeria ranked in the top 5 of high Foreign Direct Investment in Africa
  • The extractive industry historically attracted the most Foreign Direct Investment
  • In 2018, Nigeria was in the top 10 global improvers in ‘doing business’ with 5 reforms implemented to improve the country’s attractiveness - according to the World Bank Doing Business Report, 2018
  • Nigeria is strategically located within the ECOWAS region and offers air, sea and road access
  • The Federal Executive Council approved a N30bn fund for Mining Exploration in 2017
Source: EY-  Africa Attractiveness Report - 2018
Source: EY-  Africa Attractiveness Report - 2018


44 Exploitable Minerals in proven commercial quantities
US$ 2.1 bn Contribution to Nigeria’s GDP
Solid Minerals in Nigeria
Solid Minerals in Nigeria – source: KPMG, February 2017

Solid minerals and gemstones
Solid Minerals and gemstones – source: Nigeria Ministry of Solid Development, Investment brochure

Government initiatives to favour Mining operators and investors

  • New companies going into the mining of solid minerals to be exempt from tax for the first 3 years of operation - Section 36 of Companies Income Tax Act (CITA).
  • 95% Accelerated capital allowance in the first year of use for mining assets - Second Schedule CITA
  • Tariff based incentives: 0% import duty on machinery & equipment in the mineral mining sector - S Heading 84.85.90
  • Coal, Gold, Copper and Iron Ore to be taxed <5%