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The International Mining Investment Conference and Exhibition on Nigeria (IMICON) is a private sector led initiative aimed at propelling the rapid development of the Nigerian mining industry. Its represents a major contribution towards the private sector led development of the solid mineral sector, a core strategy of the Nigeria Government policy on diversifying the economy from oil to the non oil sector.
The mission and vision of the organizers is to have an annual mining event that focuses on the huge mineral resources endowment in Nigeria and the West African sub region and act as a catalyst for further exploration, exploitation and beneficiation of the mineral resources by local and foreign investors.
The Conference first took place in 13-15 June 2006 (IMICON 2006), 13-15 February 2007 (IMICON 2007) and 12-15 February 2008 (IMICON 2008 & 2009) subsequently at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja. This top level event attracted participants from Canada, U.K., Poland, Romania and Egypt and have been described as the biggest and most exciting mining event in Nigeria.
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Nigeria is richly endowed with a variety of Natural Resources raging from precious metals to various stones reserved in commercial value. Most of these are yet to be exploited. Statistically, the level of exploitation of these minerals is very low in relation to the extent of deposits found in the country. One of the objectives of the new National Policy on Solid Minerals is to ensure the orderly development of the mineral resources of the country.
Presently, the national policy direction for the sector is to increase investment in exploration and exploitation with a bid to diversify the Nigerian economy and take deliberate steps to create a catalyst for industrialization. Opportunities available in the following mining titles categories:
* Reconnaissance Permit
* Exploration License
* Small Scale Mining Lease
* Mining Lease
* Quarry Lease
* Water Use Permit