Nigerian mining professionals will be sent to Western Australia to study modern mining technology and practices for free, Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, has said.
Mr Alake revealed this while announcing the deal between the Ministry of Solid Minerals and the Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Corrective Services, and Industrial Relations, Hon. Bill Johnston.
He said Nigerian miners will benefit from training, study trips, and exchanges of mineral professionals as Nigeria aims to transform the sector, according to a statement he posted on X.
The statement read, “The deal involves sending Nigerian mining professionals to Western Australia to study modern mining technology and practices for free. Australia has a wealth of knowledge and skills in developing its modern mining industry.
The minister said he is personally delighted about this collaboration as it will attract foreign direct investment, forming a solid mineral corporation, and enabling the sector to compete globally.
“It’s an exciting time for Nigerian mining professionals, and we can’t wait to see the impact of this new knowledge and skill transfer on the sector,” Mr Alake said.