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Nigeria makes strong pitch for its lithium deposit in Doha



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Dele Alake, Nigeria’s Solid Minerals Development Minister on Saturday made strong case for Qatar’s investors to look towards the West African country’s rich lithium deposit.

He made the pitch during a meeting with Qatari businessmen in Doha.

According to Alake, there is rich deposit of the energy mineral with detailed geo-spatial information available and accessible at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency.

Nigeria, in the last seven years spent huge resources de-risking its solid mineral landscape.

In the overall, over 30 mineral types where identified, geo-spatially mapped and assigned  Cadastre signatures.

The Nigerian government spokesperson said that the details were offered in Doha as response to queries from Qatari business tycoon Sheikh Shahid Jawad, who was interested in the quality of Nigerian lithium.

In a statement released by Kehinde Bamigbetan, Special Adviser to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development in Abuja on Saturday, Alake pointed out that mineral exploration efforts by the Federal Government have identified locations where lithium is found in large quantities with high concentrations.

He highlighted the global recognition of the quality of Nigerian lithium, referencing rock samples analyzed in Australia which confirmed the presence of high-grade lithium.

Alake encouraged Qatari businessmen to explore opportunities in Nigeria’s mining sector, mentioning the investor-friendly policies put in place by the Nigerian government.

Mrs. Fatimah Shinkafi, the Executive Secretary of the Solid Minerals Development Fund, urged investors to view mining infrastructure as lucrative investment prospects, stressing the importance of transportation for cost management.

Muhammed Santuraki, Vice-Chairman of the Qatar-Nigerian Chamber of Business, provided updates on the chamber’s activities and noted the presence of well-maintained roads for transporting minerals during a recent visit to a gold mine in Nasarawa State.

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Other attendees at the meeting included Sheikh El Jouneid, CEO of ETCC Qatar, and Aminu Dahiru, Chairman of Asdub Oil and Gas.

The Nigerian delegation’s objective was to strengthen business ties and present investment opportunities in Nigeria’s mining sector.

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