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Alake hails company over value addition operations

FG Expresses Support For ANRMLs’ Steel Devt Efforts
The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake, Tuesday, hailed the African Natural Resources Mines Limited plant, ANRML, over compliance to add value to its steel production operations.
Alake gave the commendation during a visit to ANRML at Gujeni, Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, along with the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite.
He expressed happiness that the company “has obeyed our admonition and in concrete terms” based on his directive last week as value addition to solid minerals mined in Nigeria to be a condition before mining license would be issued to any company to operate in the nation’s solid minerals sector henceforth.
He also said the company is now a living testimony and example of compliance with the directive which other operators in the sector and others that would come in should emulate.
He said: “Last week, I made the point that we will no longer licence any company that want to engage in our mining sector without any concrete plan for any local value addition.
“So today’s event is a milestone because here is a company that has obeyed our admonition and in concrete terms, shown the whole world what local value addition means.
“It is not just going to mine our iron ore and export it away but they are going to process and refine it here. So, I am happy that we have an example to show to the rest of the companies that are in Nigeria’s minerals sector.
“This is a company that is worthy of emulation and I commend the GMD for this remarkable achievement.”
Earlier, the Group Managing Director, GMD, African Industries Group, Alok Gupta, assured that with the company’s operations Nigeria will be positioned as a global steel producing giant based on the wealth the country has in natural resources.
Gupta also described Nigeria as a nation of strength, resilience and limitless potential, and disclosed that ANRML has a mining capacity of over 5 million tonnes
per annum, therefore, the Direct Reduced Iron DRI, produced will be a direct substitute for ferrous scrap.
 “Nigeria, a nation of strength, resilience and limitless potential is blessed with abundant natural resources. Our Iron ore mining and processing plant is Nigeria’s largest non-oil  Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, and marks a significant stride in the direction of utilizing this wealth to make real wealth for Nigeria.
“We have a mining capacity of over 5 million tonnes per annum. The Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) produced here will be a direct substitute for ferrous scrap currently used as raw material for producing steel in Nigeria.
“It will also gradually position Nigeria as a prominent Crude Steel producer globally”, he added.
Meanwhile, the ANRML boss disclosed that the company has created 4,000 direct and indirect employment for Nigerians since it was established.
He further stated and affirmed the Federal Government’s efforts and commitment to drastically reduce the huge importation of steel products into the country annually, and bent on promoting and boosting local production of steel in order to conserve foreign exchange and ensure the steel sector contributes significantly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
Also, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, commended said the company for making effort to galvanize the nation’s steel sector, and said her Ministry’s industrial revitalisation plan has positioned the steel sector as a paramount sector that would receive attention being the catalyst of industrialization and national development.

Alake: Value Addition Now A Standard for Mining Operations

Alake: Value Addition Now A Standard for Mining Operations

L-R: Mr. Alok Gupta, Managing Director, African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML), Dr. Dele Alake, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Mary Ogbe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Solid Minerals Development and HRH.Egnr. James Bitrus, Chief of Dnata Chiefdom, during an inspection tour by the Minister of Solid Minerals Development at the African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state on March 26, 2024.

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.

Speaking during an inspection tour of the gigantic $600m African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state, that hosts the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore, the Minister hailed the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investment in the mining sector.

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore, urging other mining companies to take a cue from it. He restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, the Minister asserted that the same ingredients of resilience, courage and laying of a solid foundation that the made the company a success story are critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate in economic transformation.

” I want to use you, the African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd., as a concrete example of what can happen when you set your mind to it. We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy. When this company started 7 years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice.

“That’s what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity, “Dr. Alake added.

In her submission, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Azoka-Aniete lauded the company for its giant stride in iron ore production and processing, stressing that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

The ANRML operations involves magnetite iron-ore mining through to beneficiation, and pelletisation processes which results to Direct Reduced Iron (DRI), which will eventually position Nigeria as one of the prominent crude steel producers upon the commencement of exports.

Minister declares value addition as standard for mining operations

Minister declares value addition as standard for mining operations

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, has declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.

Speaking during an inspection tour of the $600m African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility in Kaduna State on Tuesday, Alake commended the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investments in the mining sector.

The ANRML hosts the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore in Kaduna.

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron ore, urging other mining companies to take a cue from it.

The minister restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, Alake said the same ingredients of resilience, courage, and laying of a solid foundation were critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate in economic transformation.

He said: “We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy.

“When this company started seven years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice. That’s what we are going through.

“When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity.”

Also speaking, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Azoka-Aniete, lauded the company for its stride in iron ore production and processing, stressing that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

You must have value addition for mining operations in Nigeria, Alake insists

You must have value addition for mining operations in Nigeria, Alake insists

L-R: Mr. Alok Gupta, Managing Director, African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML), Dr. Dele Alake, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Mary Ogbe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Solid Minerals Development and HRH.Egnr. James Bitrus, Chief of Dnata Chiefdom, during an inspection tour by the Minister of Solid Minerals Development at the African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state on March 26, 2024.

*Lauds $600m Iron-Ore Mining & Processing Facility in Kaduna

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.

Speaking during an inspection tour of the gigantic $600m African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state, that hosts the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore, the Minister hailed the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investment in the mining sector.

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore, urging other mining companies to take a cue from it. He restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, the Minister asserted that the same ingredients of resilience, courage and laying of a solid foundation that the made the company a success story are critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate in economic transformation.

He said, ” I want to use you, the African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd., as a concrete example of what can happen when you set your mind to it. We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy.

“When this company started 7 years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice. That’s what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity.”

In her submission, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Azoka-Aniete, lauded the company for its giant stride in iron ore production and processing, stressing that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

The ANRML operations involves magnetite iron-ore mining through to beneficiation, and pelletisation processes which results to Direct Reduced Iron (DRI), which will eventually position Nigeria as one of the prominent crude steel producers upon the commencement of exports.

FG lauds $600m Iron Ore Mining & Processing Facility

FG lauds $600m Iron Ore Mining & Processing Facility

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake, has declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.
This is just as he lauded
the establishment of the gigantic $600m African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state.
He hailed the hosts for establishing the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore, adding that the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investment in the mining sector.

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore, urging other mining companies to take a cue from it.

He restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, the Minister asserted that the same ingredients of resilience, courage and laying of a solid foundation that made the company a success story are critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate in economic transformation.

” I want to use you, the African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd., as a concrete example of what can happen when you set your mind to it. We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy. When this company started 7 years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice. That’s what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity, “Dr. Alake added.

In her submission, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Azoka-Aniete lauded the company for its giant stride in iron ore production and processing, stressing that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

The ANRML operations involves magnetite iron-ore mining through to beneficiation, and pelletisation processes which results to Direct Reduced Iron (DRI), which will eventually position Nigeria as one of the prominent crude steel producers upon the commencement of exports.

Value addition a standard for mining operations, says Alake

Value addition a standard for mining operations, says Alake

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.

During an inspection tour of the gigantic $600 million African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna State, that hosts the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore, the Minister hailed the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investment in the mining sector.

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore, urging other mining companies to take a cue from it. He restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, the Minister asserted that the same ingredients of resilience, courage and laying of a solid foundation that the made the company a success story are critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate in economic transformation.

“I want to use you, the African Natural Resources and Mines Limited, as a concrete example of what can happen when you set your mind to it. We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy. When this company started 7 years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice. That’s what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity”, Alake added.

In her submission, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Azoka-Aniete lauded the company for its giant stride in iron ore production and processing, stressing that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

The ANRML operations involves magnetite iron-ore mining through to beneficiation, and pelletisation processes which results to Direct Reduced Iron, which will eventually position Nigeria as one of the prominent crude steel producers upon the commencement of exports.

Value Addition, Standard For Mining Operations – Alake

Alake Advocates Value Addition In Mining Operations

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.

Dr. Alake stated this during an inspection tour of the gigantic $600m African Natural Resources and Mines Limited, ANRML, facility, that hosts the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore, in Kaduna state,

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore and urged other mining companies to take a cue from it.

He restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

The Minister hailed the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investments in the mining sector.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, the Minister asserted that the same ingredients of resilience, courage and laying of a solid foundation that made the company a success story are critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate into economic transformation.

“I want to use you, the African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd, as a concrete example of what can happen when you set your mind to it. We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy” he added.

“When this company started 7 years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice. That’s what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity, “Dr. Alake stated.

On her part, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Azoka-Aniete who lauded the company for its giant stride in iron ore production and processing, stressed that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

The ANRML operations involves magnetite iron-ore mining through to beneficiation, and pelletisation processes which results to Direct Reduced Iron (DRI), which will eventually position Nigeria as one of the prominent crude steel producers upon the commencement of exports.

Alake: Value Addition Now A Standard For Mining Operations …Lauds $600m Iron-Ore Mining & Processing Facility

Alake: Value Addition Now A Standard For Mining Operations …Lauds $600m Iron-Ore Mining & Processing Facility

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.

Speaking during an inspection tour of the gigantic $600m African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state, that hosts the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore, the Minister in a statement issued by his spokesman, Segun Tomori, hailed the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investment in the mining sector.

L-R: Mr. Alok Gupta, Managing Director, African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML), Dr. Dele Alake, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Mary Ogbe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Solid Minerals Development and HRH.Egnr. James Bitrus, Chief of Dnata Chiefdom, during an inspection tour by the Minister of Solid Minerals Development at the African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state on March 26, 2024.

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore, urging other mining companies to take a cue from it.

He restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, the Minister asserted that the same ingredients of resilience, courage and laying of a solid foundation that the made the company a success story are critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate in economic transformation.

” I want to use you, the African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd., as a concrete example of what can happen when you set your mind to it. We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy. When this company started 7 years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice. That’s what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity, “Dr. Alake added.

In her submission, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Azoka-Aniete lauded the company for its giant stride in iron ore production and processing, stressing that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

The ANRML operations involves magnetite iron-ore mining through to beneficiation, and pelletisation processes which results to Direct Reduced Iron (DRI), which will eventually position Nigeria as one of the prominent crude steel producers upon the commencement of exports.

Value Addition New Standard In Mining Operations – Alake

Value addition now a standard for mining operations- Alake

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake has declared value addition as the new indispensable standard for mining operations in the country.

Alake made the declaration in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Segun Tomori, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the minister had earlier said that the federal government had resolved to ensure compliance to value addition before permitting investors to operate.

He said that his seven-point agenda for the ministry had placed the mining sector on the global front burner since assuming office, which had generated renewed interest from the international community in Nigeria`s mineral resources.

According to the statement, the minister lauded a mining company, African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd. (ANRML), during an inspection tour in Kaduna State, for its 600 million dollar facility dedicated to the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore.

He described the move as in line with the government`s resolve for value addition, which is especially apt given President Bola Tinubu`s quest to develop the solid minerals, to boost Nigeria`s economic profile and to meet the global upsurge in energy transition.

“The company aligns with our vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore, and I urge other mining companies to take a cue from them, “ he said.
A $600million facility of the African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd. for mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore in Kaduna State.

He reiterated the government`s commitment to abstain from granting mining licenses to companies that lack the necessary plans for value addition.

The minister acknowledged that resilience, courage and laying a solid foundation were critical in contributing to the company’s success.

He added that such factors also serve as guidelines for President Tinubu`s administration in its efforts for economic transformation.

“ We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that is why Mr President is restructuring the economy.

“When this company (ANRML) started seven years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice.

“That is what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity, “he said.

NAN further recalls that the minister had stated that no license would be granted to companies wishing to enter the mineral sector without presenting a plan for value addition, such as processing and refining which has a multiplier effect on the economy. (NAN)

Alake Lauds $600 Million Iron-Ore Mining, Processing Facility in Kaduna

Alake Lauds $600 Million Iron-Ore Mining, Processing Facility in Kaduna

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, yesterday declared value addition as the irreducible standard for mining operations in the country.

Speaking during an inspection tour of the gigantic $600 million African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) facility, in Kaduna state, that hosts the mining and processing of magnetite iron-ore, the minister hailed the tenacity and foresight of the investors to build what is touted as one of the biggest foreign investments in the mining sector.

According to Alake, the company aligns with his vision of value addition and beneficiation through its processing of iron-ore, urging other mining companies to take a cue from it.

He restated the position of the federal government to refrain from granting mining licenses to companies without requisite plans for value addition.

Drawing parallels between the experience of ANRML and the economic situation in the country, the minister asserted that the same ingredients of resilience, courage and laying of a solid foundation that the made the company a success story are critical factors guiding the economic restructuring of the present administration, expressing optimism that it will culminate in economic transformation.

” I want to use you, the African Natural Resources and Mines Ltd., as a concrete example of what can happen when you set your mind to it. We have set our minds in this administration and invariably in Nigeria to achieve success, that’s why Mr. President is restructuring the economy.

“When this company started seven years ago, we saw one of the foundations through the video documentary, the amount of concrete that went in to erect a foundation, just to carry a giant edifice. That’s what we are going through. When we get through the gestation period, the results will manifest, and it will herald prosperity,” Alake added.

In her submission, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Azoka-Aniete, also lauded the company for its giant stride in iron ore production and processing.

She stressed that the company will be part of the nation’s efforts to scale up local steel manufacturing and local manufacturing of automobiles through the Nigeria Automotive Industry Plan.

The ANRML operations involves magnetite iron-ore mining through to beneficiation, and ‘pelletisation’ processes which results to Direct Reduced Iron (DRI), which will eventually position Nigeria as one of the prominent crude steel producers upon the commencement of exports.