22 October 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Miners Association of Nigeria, MAN, has appealed for a strategic plan by the Federal Government for the development of lead and lithium as a means to profiting from the 2030 renewable energy drive of Global energy merchants.
President of the association, Alhaji Sani Shehu, made the appeal at the 2nd Annual Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja, saying this had become necessary due to global indications that carbon and other fuel energy would become less relevant by the year 2030,
He said, “Our attention has been drawn by the disturbing plan by the global energy producers, that by the year 2030, carbon and other fuel energy would be less relevant and therefore its use would become less relevant and focus would now be on renewable energy.
“We have an advantage because the renewable energy largely depends on dry cell batteries and their major cells are lead and lithium and other metals in abundance in this country.
“I am appealing that there should be a strategic plan for the development of lead and lithium in anticipation of the bane likely to fall by the year 2030.”
The 2nd Annual Nigeria Mining Week was organised by the Miners Association of Nigeria in partnership with IPAD Nigeria, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Spintelligent of South Africa.
Speaking earlier, Group director, Mining and Agriculture, Spintelligent South Africa, Emmanuelle Nicholls, said the “Nigeria Mining week had become a meeting place for the entire mining value chain in Nigeria, where hot issues get tackled and the preferred mining showcase for technology providers where business happens and a key driver for the industry to leap forward.”
She said the 2017 edition will see over 800 attendees coming from over 20 countries, including Ghana, Australia, South Africa, USA, UAE, among others.