Solid Minerals

Nigeria’s mining sector is diverse, rich in mineral resources including high-value commodities.

There are 44 exploitable minerals in proven commercial quantities across more than 500 locations.

Despite this abundance, the mining sector contributes only 0.3% to national employment, 0.02% to exports, and approximately US$1.4 billion to the Nigerian GDP.

Niger State, in particular, is endowed with solid minerals such as uranium, coal, gold, iron ore, tin, phosphate, crude oil, molybdenum, and lithium.