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  Mr Olamilekan Adegbite Minister of Mines and Steel Development says the ministry is developing modalities to position Women in Mining to achieve more in the sector Adegbite representing Okono Director Mines and Environmental Compliance made this known during the International Women s Day 2022 event and G4M Club Launch organized by Mining Nigeria WIMIN on Tuesday in Abuja The theme for International Women s Day 2022 is Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow According to Adegbite the ministry is about to launch a program to support women in mining based on a request from its leadership Her aim is to reposition the organization to meet the development needs of women in the Nigerian mining sector and will be key to developing the sector s gender strategy and implementing it once it is complete Today s event on gender issues in the mining industry is helpful in structuring a healthy mining industry where women men communities the environment governments and mining companies are treated fairly This is in line with the gender objectives of the African Mining Vision AMV adopted by the Heads of Government in 2009 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals UNSDG Both seek to expand opportunities to strengthen the voice and influence of women and reduce inequalities she said He noted that it was unfair that the female gender was an important and growing segment of the mining industry s workforce and supply chain and yet the industry was largely dominated Leaving this challenge unresolved prevents families communities governments and businesses from receiving the social and economic benefits associated with a diverse workforce The mining industry is traditionally a male dominated industry that has limited the participation of women in leading roles Additionally Dr Uchechukwu Ogah Minister of State Mines and Steel Development praised women in mining for introducing girls youth and schools to the field Catching them young is the best Nigeria s future is mining because in the next few years the oil that we have now will no longer exist we will have solid minerals left I must praise the women whatever you do is always perfect Introducing mining to young women to trap young women in the profession is a great achievement for the sector and the country in general she said Earlier Br Janet Adeyemi President of Women in Mining Nigeria WIMIN said that the role of women has been limited to housework and child rearing and this has done a great disservice to progress of the human race However in recent times the world has gradually realized its mistake and the injustice committed not only against women but against the progress of the entire world For this reason various actions have been undertaken to recognize the place of women in business society and to overcome the dark ages of discrimination and intolerance against the female gender Today marks the 111th time the world has come together to give special recognition to the contributions of women to the advancement of human society Women in mining is an easy reference of the strength and capacity of women in very complex and highly intricate sectors The men in those sectors do not imagine that any woman can withstand difficult terrain He said that section 56 subsection 1 of the Nigerian Labor Law discriminates against women working underground in the mining sector But women in mining have made a clear point that however complex intricate and critical the mining sector is there are women who are cracking the hard nut with the highest level of professionalism Adeyemi said Several women on the occasion asked the Federal Government to review the Labor Law that discriminates against women who operate in underground mining Some also urged the government to relax the conditions attached to the N5 billion mining intervention loan with the Bank of Industry BoI to allow women artisanal and small scale miners to access the fund The girls from the school who attended the occasion were launched into the Girls Club for Mining G4M
Minister promises more support for women in mining

Olamilekan Adegbite

Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, says the ministry is developing modalities to position Women in Mining to achieve more in the sector.

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Mines and Environmental Compliance

Adegbite, representing Okono, Director, Mines and Environmental Compliance, made this known during the International Women’s Day 2022 event and G4M Club Launch organized by Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), on Tuesday in Abuja.

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International Women

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is: “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

According to Adegbite, the ministry is about to launch a program to support women in mining based on a request from its leadership.

“Her aim is to reposition the organization to meet the development needs of women in the Nigerian mining sector and will be key to developing the sector’s gender strategy and implementing it once it is complete.

“Today’s event on gender issues in the mining industry is helpful in structuring a healthy mining industry where women, men, communities, the environment, governments and mining companies are treated fairly.

African Mining Vision

“This is in line with the gender objectives of the African Mining Vision (AMV) adopted by the Heads of Government in 2009 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

“Both seek to expand opportunities to strengthen the voice and influence of women and reduce inequalities,” she said.

He noted that it was unfair that the female gender was an important and growing segment of the mining industry’s workforce and supply chain, and yet the industry was largely dominated.

“Leaving this challenge unresolved prevents families, communities, governments and businesses from receiving the social and economic benefits associated with a diverse workforce.

“The mining industry is traditionally a male-dominated industry that has limited the participation of women in leading roles.”

Uchechukwu Ogah

Additionally, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah, Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, praised women in mining for introducing girls, youth and schools to the field.

“Catching them young is the best; Nigeria’s future is mining because in the next few years, the oil that we have now will no longer exist, we will have solid minerals left.

“I must praise the women; whatever you do is always perfect. Introducing mining to young women to trap young women in the profession is a great achievement for the sector and the country in general,” she said.

Janet Adeyemi

Earlier, Br. Janet Adeyemi, President of Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), said that the role of women has been limited to housework and child rearing, and this has done a great disservice to progress. of the human race.

“However, in recent times, the world has gradually realized its mistake and the injustice committed, not only against women, but against the progress of the entire world.

“For this reason, various actions have been undertaken to recognize the place of women in business society and to overcome the dark ages of discrimination and intolerance against the female gender.

“Today marks the 111th time the world has come together to give special recognition to the contributions of women to the advancement of human society.

“Women in mining is an easy reference of the strength and capacity of women in very complex and highly intricate sectors.

“The men in those sectors do not imagine that any woman can withstand difficult terrain.”

Nigerian Labor Law

He said that section 56, subsection 1 of the Nigerian Labor Law discriminates against women working underground in the mining sector.

“But women in mining have made a clear point that however complex, intricate and critical the mining sector is, there are women who are cracking the hard nut with the highest level of professionalism,” Adeyemi said.

Federal Government

Several women on the occasion asked the Federal Government to review the Labor Law that discriminates against women who operate in underground mining.

Bank of Industry

Some also urged the government to relax the conditions attached to the N5 billion mining intervention loan with the Bank of Industry (BoI) to allow women artisanal and small-scale miners to access the fund.

Club for Mining

The girls from the school who attended the occasion were launched into the Girls’ Club for Mining (G4M).

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