From 1-3 November, Nigeria Mining Week 2022 will take place again. Established for 6 years, Nigeria Mining Week is the partner of choice, the innovative port of call and deal maker platform for all the mining stakeholders and influencers in the public and private sector. The past years, Nigeria has witnessed some phenomenal developments and is it now endowed with key minerals and metals, resulting in a tremendous potential mining region.
After a year of missing getting together in-person, it is a real comeback and we are happy to meet again in Abuja. You can find us at Stand 28!
After a year of missing getting together in-person, it is a real comeback and we are happy to meet again in Abuja. Vijay Nambiar, our Managing Director of Magna Tyres Middle East and Africa FZC, gave an exclusive interview with Nigeria Mining Week, which can be read below.
Where in Africa are you focusing for future growth?
“Africa as a whole has tremendous economic opportunities and has the potential to go much further. We would like to focus on African mines, as we are already supplying in the region to many large operators. We look forward to expanding this presence through many local operators and dealers in various countries of Africa. To support this growth plan, we already have a regional office in South Africa and are planning to start in other regions like west, east and north.”
How important is Nigeria for your company? And the mining industry in particular?
Nigeria adds great significance to our business growth; even though the mining industry is small scaled in the country, every drop matters to Magna. Nigeria is an inevitable partner for the regional growth considering the sea port access, larger opportunity due to port facility and connectivity to other land-locked countries.
Mining in Nigeria is promising to flourish if tapped into. Nigeria is endowed with various mineral resources, like gold, iron ore, coal, lead–zinc, limestone, copper, lithium and many more. Developing the mines, Nigeria can avoid import of minerals that it could potentially produce domestically.
What will be your message at the upcoming Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja?
“Currently, all operators are looking for a cost-effective solution. By providing operation-specific tyres, we at Magna Tyres always work close to the users to help them achieve the maximum out of their achievement.“
How excited are you about being part of the first live Nigeria Mining Week since the pandemic?
“It’s a comeback for Magna and the mining show. We are excited to meet in person our partners and fellow people from the same industry. This kind of a show provides the platform to socialize and take it to further level here on to share thoughts and experiences. New opportunities and new learnings are expected.”