The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has over the weekend stated that it has concluded plans to inaugurate its newly-formed Mining and Solid Minerals Group.
This was contained in a statement made available to Daily Times.
According to the statement, the inaugural meeting, which is scheduled to hold at the LCCI Conference and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 17th of May, 2016, is borne out of the urgent need to diversify the economy and encourage investment in the sector.
Nike Akande, President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said: “the major reason for the creation of the LCCI Mining and Solid Minerals Group is to give operators in the sector a viable platform to engage the government and exchange ideas on the growth and development of the sector.
“The objectives of the group amongst others include: advocacy at every level to government and its relevant agencies, value-addition to members of the group and sustainable growth of the sector” Akande disclosed.
She added that seasoned professionals and experienced operators in the mining and solid minerals sector are expected to attend the inauguration, to deliberate on key issues that affect the sector, aggregate their yearnings and make a presentation to government on ways to move the mining sector forward.