COMPONENTS OF THE NIGERIAN MINING INDUSTRY
The components of the Nigerian mining industry include the various mineral resources that can permit an industrial growth of about 10% to the overall development of the economy.
15.1 PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
At the end of this chapter, students should be able to:
- State the types of mineral found in Nigeria and their uses.
- Identify locations of mineral deposits in Nigeria
- Identify the various components of the Nigerian mining industry
list of mineral resources in Nigeria
Nigeria is blessed with valuable mineral resources which is presently contributing over 90% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The major minerals present in Nigeria or petroleum, coal, iron ore, tin and Columbite, limestone, lead and zinc.