Free-to-attend Technical workshops

Technical workshops


The 2022 edition of Nigeria Mining week programme hosted three-day programme of free-to-attend technical workshops that aimed to upskill and assist visitors gain practical knowledge to improve the efficiency of their operations.

Day 1

Tuesday: 1 November 
Minelab in Nigeria's plan: A case study of gold detectors 
  • Overview of Codan and Minelab company profile
  • Why choose Minelab metal detectors
  • What is a metal detector and how does it work
  • Selecting the right detector 
  • Understanding the use of different Minelab gold detectors ranges
Presented by:
Sherif Hosny, Business Development Manager, Minelab, UAE

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based exploration targeting and value-added products
Presented by: 
Peter Bock, Project Manager, Geologist, Beak Consultants GmbH, Germany

Building a sustainable human capital pipeline in Nigeria
  • People & Mining 
  • Nigeria’s Unemployment Rates Is a Goldmine for Companies 
  • Building a Sustainable Human Capital & Talent Pool 
  • Invest Now: First Mover Advantage 
Presented by: 
Habibah A. Waziri, MD/CEO, BGR Consulting, Nigeria

Day 2

Wednesday: 2 November 2022
Presented by:
Patol Pan, Sales Supervisor, Xugong Nigeria Company Limited, China

General Overview of the operations of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office in view of the Upgrade to
Online Mineral Title Administration - electronic Mining Cadastre system
  • Updates on the timely submission of consent 
  • Updates on Initial Service Fee payments and Technical Competence 
  • Updates on Annual Service Fee payments, Renewals, and Progress Reports 
  • Presentation on the Public User Interface of the electronic Mining Cadastre system
Presented by: 
Hannatu Indosire Muhammad, Geologist/Head Research Development and Sustainability Unit, Mining Cadastre Office, Nigeria

Nigerian Gemstone Industry: an opportunity for artisanal and small scale miners
  • Understanding the gemstone journey and its value chain
  • How artisanal miners can benefit from the gemstones activities?
  • The relationship between gemstones and rural communities 
  • Understanding the difference between precious and semi-precious stones 
  • What are the skills needed to join the gemstones industry
  • Investing in the gemstones industry: who should invest and how?
Presented by:
Tope Adebanjo, National Consultant, World Bank- Federal Government of Nigeria

Finance master class for small-scale and artisanal miners:
Bringing financial stability and streamlined performance to the sector
  • Financial guidelines and orientations: What are available?
  • Getting the correct information from finance institutions – Who to speak to?
  • How to access resources and funding?
  • How to access alternative funding – Where should you go? 
  • Which institution funds are ready to support small-scale miners? 
  • How is the government supporting small-scale and artisanal miners?
  • What technology is available to develop a more formalised and streamlined artisanal sector
Presented by: 
Ahmed Maccido, Senior Analyst, Natural Resources, Investment, Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria

The role of media in Geosciences information dissemination: A case study of The Rock Post magazine

Presented by: 
Emeka Okengwu, Content Advisor, Rock Post Magazine, Nigeria
Nigerian position on Zinc as a critical mineral 
  • Understanding key strategic minerals in Nigeria and their global position 
  • Learning skills that are adaptable and be demands-ready
  • What are the supply chain and logistics for getting Zinc minerals to the market?
  • Are Zinc Miners and mining industry stakeholders prepared to take advantage of this emerging opportunity?
Presented by: 
Patrick Odiegwu, Managing Director and CEO PoliGuard Investment, Nigeria 


Day 3

Thursday: 3 November 2022
Artisanal and small-scale mining and host community rights: 
the need for effective community development
  • Procedures for the negotiation and production of Community Development Agreement
  • Accountability on environmental remedy
  • Taking the right decision by obtaining consent from the rightful owners and non-withdrawal of consent granted to mining companies
Presented by: 
Adeniran Ajibade, Managing Director/CEO, Architype Industries Limited, Nigeria
Building Capital Formation in the Nigerian Mining Industry: The Leasing Initiative

Presented by:
Adeoye Ojuoko, Deputy Managing Director, SMT Volvo, Nigeria