The Plant and Equipment Faculty of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) will today begin an international conference on mineral assets valuation in Minna, Niger State.
The conference planned in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Bank of Industry and the Federal University of Technology, Minna, is slated to take place at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre.
According to a statement, the four-day event is designed amongst other objectives, to explore new opportunities in the mining and extractive industry in Nigeria from the estate valuer’s professional perspective.
The Head of NIESV Plant and Equipment Faculty, Osato Rotimi Osawaye, said the choice of Minna was because of the rich mineral deposits in the area that would allow participants to have real life experience of physically sighting the minerals being discussed.
Osawaye explained that the presence of the university was also considered along with its mineral assets department and the experienced lecturers who have much to deliver on the subject matter.