Welcome to the
Ministry of Solid Minerals Development

To exploit the nation’s mineral endowments in an environmentally sustainable manner and establish a vibrant minerals and metals industry for wealth creation, poverty reduction, promotion of economic growth and significant contribution to the GDP of Nigeria.

To facilitate the transformation of the Nigerian Minerals and Metals sector for sustainable Industrial Growth and Economic Surplus

From the Desk of
the Honourable Minister

The Ministry under my stewardship is resolutely committed to implementing the Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining Industry, a policy document formulated in 2016 to unlock the various potentials in the sector.
We have laid down policy infrastructure that are designed to make the sector more business-friendly and to ensure that investments in the sector are secured. We have engaged several stakeholders and have been able to develop specific credit enhancement instruments of long-term concessionary rates that are now readily accessible by mining operators in the sector.
The Nigerian Mining Sector now offers one of the best returns on investment, and we welcome everyone on board.
Dr. Oladele Henry Alake
Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals Development

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Mineral deposits in Nigeria

There are at least 44 Mineral deposits in commercial quantities in the Country

36 States including the FCT

The Ministry has it's Federal Mines Offices in the 36 States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory

In over 500 locations across the Country

These minerals are spread across more than 500 locations which cut across the 6 geopolitical zones of the Country