Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development says Nigeria has huge investment opportunities in the mining and minerals sector.
Adegbite said this in a statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Mrs Etore Thomas in Abuja.
The minister who received a delegation from Optiva Resources Ltd, a UK based Investment Organisation and their investment Advisers, NPL Advisors, said the ministry had made efforts to attract Foreign Direct Investors to invest in the sector for the actualization of the diversification of the economy from crude oil to mining.
The statement also quoted Mr Abdulrazaz Garba, the Director- General, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) as saying it is a welcome development for the organisation to invest in the mining sector.
Garba said that the Federal Government had provided funds for massive exploration of mineral potential available in the country.
He explained that seven strategic minerals had been identified as low hanging fruit in the mining roadmap, these include Coal, Bitumen, Limestone, Iron Ore, Barites, Gold and Lead/Zinc Ore.