Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State in his determined effort harnessed the potentials of the state is partnering Cape Town, South Africa where he is attending the ‘Investing in African Mining Indaba’, the world’s largest mining investment conference and the largest mining event in Africa.
A statement by the Senior Spicial Adviser on media and publicity, Chris Ita, stated that the event which is also known as Mining Indaba, is attended annually by the most influential stakeholders in African mining –investors, mining professionals, government officials, financiers, and mining service providers.
More than 6,000 delegates from global mining and exploration companies, international investors, African and non-African governments, and a wide range of service providers including mining equipment companies, mining services providers, law firms, investment banks and financial services firms, engineering and research services, tax and accounting companies, and business/technical consultants converge to explore new and innovative ways for the capitalization and sustainable development of mining interests in Africa.
The governor, who is on a three weeks investment drive which began in China, met at the sidelines of the mining conference yesterday with Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, who is also attending the Mining Indaba in Capetown.
The duo discussed the strategic benefits of increased investment in the state solid mineral sector particularly the coal-to-power-project as well as the mineral geological mapping of Cross River state.