Minister says Nigeria to become gold jewelry destination.
Written by News Room on May 7, 2022
Minister of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD), Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, says Nigeria will soon become gold jewelry making destination.
He made this know on Friday in Abuja while conducting graduation ceremony for 21 selected youths trained on jewelry making noting that the Federal Government is making effort to make sure value is added to raw gold mined locally to attract foreigners and make Nigeria gold jewelry destination.
Coordinator, Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project, Dr Sallim Salaam, said that the training that started in October 2021 was sponsored by the MMSD and the World Bank and had trainers drawn from different countries such as: Begium, Germany, among others, adding that the trainees were certified upon completion of their training.
A Belgian trainer, Mr Peter Vermandere said the trainees had learnt new ways of improving and designing jewelries for a trainee from Edo, Ms Jessica Ogiuva, who spoke on behalf of other participants, promised that they would share the knowledge acquired with others in their respective states.