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Nigerians to study modern mining in Australia, says Alake

THE Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, has said Nigerian mining professionals will be sent to Western Australia to study modern mining technology and practices for free.

This was contained in the Minister’s announcement of a deal between the Ministry of Solid Minerals and the Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Corrective Services, and Industrial Relations, Hon. Bill Johnston.

In a statement on his X account, formerly Twitter, Alake said Nigerian miners will benefit from training, study trips, and exchanges of mineral professionals as Nigeria aims to transform the sector.

The statement read, “The deal involves sending Nigerian mining professionals to Western Australia to study modern mining technology and practices for free. Australia has a wealth of knowledge and skills in developing its modern mining industry.

Alake also said he is personally delighted about this collaboration as it will attract foreign direct investment, forming a solid mineral corporation, and enabling the sector to compete globally.

“It’s an exciting time for Nigerian mining professionals, and we can’t wait to see the impact of this new knowledge and skill transfer on the sector,” he added.

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