Fayemi to address UK Parliament on minerals sector investment

*The UK Parliament building.

*The UK Parliament building.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

17 May 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, will on May 19, 2016, address the United Kingdom Parliamentarians in Westminster, London, on Nigeria’s diversification agenda, especially with regards to investing in the nation’s solid minerals sector.

This is a sequel to an invitation from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nigeria to the Minister to address the Parliament on the topic: “Nigeria’s Solid Minerals Sector: Alternative Investment Opportunities.”

According to the letter of invitation signed by the APPG Chair, Kate Osamor, the meeting would afford Fayemi the opportunity to discuss investment opportunities in the Nigerian minerals sector with the parliamentarians, policy makers and business executives.

The letter stated that the event, which would be chaired by Chi Onwurah, Vice Chair of the APPG, “would bring together British Parliamentarians, Diaspora Stakeholders, policy-makers, business representatives, diplomats, civil society representatives, media, academics and other experts in the sector.

“It would be a great pleasure to welcome you to the Houses of Parliament to share your views on politics to transform Nigeria’s solid minerals sector, the value of the sector for Nigeria as the country seeks to diversify away from oil, and on opportunities for investment.

“The APPG on Nigeria is an independent and impartial cross-party group of British parliamentarians, which seeks to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the UK and Nigeria, raise the profile of Nigeria in the British parliament and support development and democracy.”

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