Osogbo, 7th September, 2022- Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) will today, 7TH September 2022 host critical stakeholders in the mining sector in Osogbo, the Osun State Capital. This activity is part of its efforts geared towards mainstreaming gender in the solid mineral sector in Nigeria.

The convening shall have representatives from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, State Legislators, Osun State Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Miners Association of Nigeria, Mining Companies, Traditional Leaders and mining host communities.

The high-level policy dialogue shall critically diagnose the strategic role of women in the development of the solid mineral sector in Nigeria and shall further examine the environmental impact of mining on women and children.

In a statement issued by the president of WIMIN, Eng. Janet Adeyemi, it is imperative that all critical stakeholders in the mining sector make efforts in ensuring that women are carried along across the solid mineral value chain considering the strategic role they play in the development of the mining sector in Nigeria. She further enjoined the government, critical stakeholders and the general public to join hands with WIMIN as the association continues to push for gender mainstreaming in the sector.