The European Union (EU) is one of the major trading partners of Nigeria. Solid minerals raw materials are critical to the EU industrial sector and economy. However, some factors, which include increased demand by emerging economies, shift in trade policies, inadequate supply and increasing demand by the producing countries amongst others, are limiting accessibility to these raw materials. Consequently, the EU industries need to explore new sources of mineral raw materials to mitigate the risk of non-availability and ensure sustainable operations. The data on Nigeria’s solid mineral raw materials sector will assist raw materials supply chain managers, prospective investors and researchers with information on availability, quantity, quality, sustainable supply and government policies in the mineral raw materials sector to plan their operations and make sound business decisions.
The course will discuss Nigeria’s selected solid mineral resources, their distribution across the country, estimated and proven reserves, classification according to uses, quality characteristics according to user industries specification, public and private sector organisations and their roles in Nigeria’s solid minerals sector, international trade in Nigeria’s solid minerals, government policies affecting exploitation, exploration and trade in the solid minerals sector, such as incentives, environmental and other regulatory issues.
The course is designed to provide information and knowledge on Nigeria's solid minerals sector to enable participants from the European Union to identify suitable solid mineral raw materials for their operations, evaluate the suitability or otherwise of the raw materials, plan and make sound decision on solid mineral raw materials procurement and their sustainable supply, assess the impact of government policies on the solid mineral raw materials sector in Nigeria, analyse the roles and impact of public and private stakeholders on the sector.
The course would last two days with one and a half hours lecture per day, including question and answer session and interactive activities.
Overview of Nigeria’s economy and its solid mineral resources endowment, distribution and classification of selected solid mineral raw materials based on user- industries. Estimated/ proven reserves and quantities of selected solid mineral raw materials. Mineral raw materials samples. Interactive discussion and feedback
Time: To be, fixed based on the time zones of registered participants
Quality and specifications of selected solid mineral raw materials, public and private stakeholder organisations and their roles in Nigeria’s solid mineral raw materials sector. International trade in selected Nigeria’s solid mineral raw materials, government policies affecting the exploration, exploitation, utilisation and export of the raw materials. Interactive discussion and feedback
Time: To be fixed based on the time zones of registered participants
Type of training
This course is a combination of online lecture, interactive discussion, review sessions and feedback questions.
Objectives and outcomes
The course is designed to provide participants from the European Union information and knowledge on the opportunities in Nigeria's solid minerals sector. At the end of the course participants will be able to identify suitable solid mineral raw materials for their operations, evaluate the suitability or otherwise of the raw materials, plan and make sound decision on solid mineral raw materials procurement and their sustainable supply, assess the impact of government policies on the solid mineral raw materials sector in Nigeria, analyse the roles and impact of public and private stakeholders on the sector.
Participants would require an own laptop and a stable high-speed internet connection to take part in this course.
I hold a PhD in Biochemistry. I joined the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria in 1997 and rose through the ranks to become a Director in 2015. I was the Director for the Technology Development, Industrial Chemicals and Minerals as well as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Materials Departments and currently for the Planning and Policy Development Department. During my twenty three years in raw materials research and development, I coordinated researches on raw materials development and utilisation, techno-economic surveys and industrial studies, patenting of raw materials processing technologies, registration of research products with regulatory agencies, establishment of pilot plants from successful research results, technology exhibitions of raw materials and research products amongst others.
This course will be held online. Timings will be fixed based on the time zones of registered participants.