The President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Hajiya Saratu Iya-Aliyu has assured the Australian High Commissioner, Ms. Claire Ireland of the assocaition’s commitment to deeper engagement with the Australian private sector in the area of mining and agriculture. She gave the assurance during a courtesy visit to the Australian High Commission office in Abuja recently.
This according to Iya-Aliyu is part of efforts geared towards revitalising the nation’s dwindling mining sector, and boosting food security and has necessitated the consolidation of NACCIMA’s collaboration with Australian government on the two very important sectors.
She also noted that increasing collaboration between the Australian private sector and the Nigeria private sector, as well as between the Chambers are important areas of her administration’s agenda.
Iya-Aliyu also commended the contributions of the Australian High Commission towards the success of NACCIMA Mining Road Show in August 2018, adding that the roadshow showcased potentials of the Nigeria’s mining sector and also exposed Nigerian miners to Australian mining investors. Contacts made during the Melbone and Perth Mining roadshows have started yielding results for NACCIMA members, She said.
Engr. Auwal Ibrahim Bununu, who represented the Miners Association of Nigeria, stressed the need for collaboration to develop the services in the mining sector and also development of business clusters to offer such services in the entire solid mineral value chain.