University of Abuja and Gemological Institute of Nigeria Sign MoU to Boost Mining Sector

The vice-chancellor of the University of Abuja, Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to pioneer gemology education in Nigeria and pledged support for the center. He emphasized the transformative potential of the collaboration in driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in Nigeria's mining sector.

University of Abuja and Gemological Institute of Nigeria Sign MoU to Boost Mining Sector

The University of Abuja and the Gemological Institute of Nigeria (GIN) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening the mining sector in Nigeria. The agreement, signed by GIN president Adesoji Adesugba and first deputy president of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), outlines plans to leverage the expertise and resources of both institutions to foster innovation, research, and skill development in the fields of geology, gemology, and mining.

Mr. Adesugba highlighted the objectives of the partnership, which include establishing a centralized institution dedicated to geology, gemology, and jewelry making. The collaboration seeks to enhance academic programs, promote entrepreneurship in the jewelry sector, and tap into Nigeria's rich diversity of gemstones and minerals.

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The vice-chancellor of the University of Abuja, Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to pioneer gemology education in Nigeria and pledged support for the center. He emphasized the transformative potential of the collaboration in driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in Nigeria's mining sector.

The signing ceremony was attended by notable figures including ACCI 2nd deputy president Aliyu Hong, ACCI director-general Agabaidu Jideani, and other dignitaries from both institutions.

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The MoU, with a duration of five years, sets the stage for a comprehensive partnership between GIN and the University of Abuja, with a focus on advancing Nigeria's mining industry through education, research, and practical training.

The partnership reflects a broader vision to diversify Nigeria's economy and position the country as a leader in the mining sector. Both institutions are committed to upholding the highest standards of quality assurance and confidentiality throughout the partnership, with mechanisms in place for dispute resolution through mutual negotiation.

The collaboration represents a significant step forward in harnessing Nigeria's natural resources for sustainable development and economic prosperity.