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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa endowed with rich natural resources. The mining industry is dominated by large-scale producers of Iron ore, Rutile and Bauxite as well as small-scale and artisanal mining of Gold and Diamonds. The country possesses one of the largest rutile reserves in the world. It has an estimated population of 8,193,427 (2021) that grows at an annual rate of 2.1%. It has a GDP of $3.87 Billion (2020) according to World Bank. The country is characterized by a humid tropical climate which makes Sierra Leone the wettest country in West Africa. Sierra Leone’s economy stems from its rich natural resources but is still recovering from a civil war (1991 – 2002) that destroyed most Institutions. Agriculture, as the primary occupation, employs two-thirds of the labor force and accounts for 66.8 percent of the country’s GDP (CIA, 2013). In addition, the country is among the largest producers of titanium and bauxite, a major producer of gold, and in the top ten diamond-producing nations.

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NNPC, Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is the state oil corporation which was established on April 1, 1977. In addition to its exploration activities, the Corporation was given powers and operational interests in refining, petrochemicals and products transportation as well as marketing. Between 1978 and 1989, NNPC constructed refineries in Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt and took over the 35,000-barrel Shell Refinery established in Port Harcourt in 1965.

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FMARD, Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is a ministry of the Nigerian government that regulates agricultural research, agriculture and natural resources, forestry and veterinary research throughout Nigeria. Sabo Nanono is the current Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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NIPC, Nigeria

Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission is an agency of the Federal Government established to
encourage, promote and coordinate investments in Nigeria.

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MMSD, Nigeria

The Ministry of Mines and Steels Development (MMSD) is an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria.

The MMSD was established in 1985 as a bold attempt by the Nigerian Government to spur the rapid and beneficial development of the country’s solid mineral resources. We are an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector.

The MMSD is responsible for identifying the nation’s solid minerals, advising government on the formulation and execution of laws and regulations guiding the various stages of prospecting, quarrying, and mining; and handling sale and consumption of solid minerals in the country, through the issuance of Permits, Licenses, Leases and Collection of rents, Fees and Royalties.

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Osun State, Nigeria

Osun ( pronounced; “/ˈōSHo͞on/”) is an inland state in south-western Nigeria. Its capital is Osogbo. It is bounded in the north by Kwara State, in the east partly by Ekiti State and partly by Ondo State, in the south by Ogun State and in the west by Oyo State. The state’s current governor is Adegboyega Oyetola, who was declared the winner of the September 2018 governorship elections. He was declared winner of the 27 September 2018 rerun elections after the initial 22 September 2018 gubernatorial election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Osun is home to several of Nigeria’s most famous landmarks, including the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, one of Nigeria’s pre-eminent institutions of higher learning. The university is also located in the ancient town of Ile-Ifẹ, an important early center of political and religious development for Yoruba culture. Other important cities and towns include the ancient kingdom capitals of Oke-Ila Orangun, Iragbiji, Ikirun, Ila Orangun, Ijebu-Jesa, Ede, Iwo, Ejigbo, Ibokun, Ode-Omu, Ifetedo, Esa-Oke, Ilesa, Okuku, Otan-Ile and Igbajo. Osun State is additionally noted for having the second-highest literacy rate in the country, with around 80% literacy rate as of 2012

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Anambra State, Nigeria

Anambra is rich in natural gas, crude oil, bauxite, and ceramic. It has almost 100 per cent arable soil. Anambra state has many other resources in terms of agro-based activities such as fisheries and farming, as well as land cultivated for pasturing and animal husbandry.

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Borno State, Nigeria

Borno state is pluralistic in ethnic composition with rich but diverse historical and cultural heritage that dates back to over one thousand (1000) years. It borders the Republics of Cameroun, Chad and Niger making it a major trading hub of goods. It also borders the Nigerian states of Yobe, Adamawa, and Gombe.
The Nickname of Borno State is “Home of Peace”; it is mainly agrarian with large deposits of mineral resources. A major source of freshwater fish in the country as it houses part of Lake Chad.

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Bauchi State, Nigeria

Bauchi State (Hausa: Jihar Bauchi) takes its name from the historic town of Bauchi, which also serves as the capital city and is located in the North East of Nigeria. The state was formed in 1976 when the former North-Eastern State was broken up. It originally included the area now in Gombe State, which became a distinct state in 1996.

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Enugu State, Nigeria

Enugu State is one of the states in the eastern part of Nigeria located at the foot of the Udi Plateau. The state shares borders with Abia State and Imo State to the south, Ebonyi State to the east, Benue State to the northeast, Kogi State to the northwest and Anambra State to the west.

Enugu, the capital city of Enugu State, is on the railroad from Port Harcourt, 150 miles (240 km) south-southwest, and at the intersection of roads from Aba, Onitsha, and Abakaliki. It is approximately 4 driving hours away from Port Harcourt, where coal shipments exited Nigeria. Enugu is also located within an hour’s drive from Onitsha, one of the biggest commercial cities in Africa and two hours’ drive from Aba, another very large commercial city, both of which are trading centres in Nigeria. The average temperature in this city is cooler to mild (60 degrees Fahrenheit) in its cooler months and gets warmer to hot in its warmer months (upper 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and very good for outdoor activities with family and friends or just for personal leisure.

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