Australia set to partner with Nigeria’s mining industry

Australia says it is interested in enhancing its partnership with Nigeria in the area of mining. Mining in Australia is a significant primary industry and contributor to its economy with the country reportedly among the top five mining nations globally.

Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Lehmann, told  Newsmen in  Abuja on Sunday that Australia was willing to harness Nigeria’s mineral potentials and expand relations between both countries.

““For us, it is not all about gaining expertise, or the experience but also the willingness to engage with countries that are invigorating their mineral sector.

““For our Australian mining companies, Nigeria should be seen as a land of opportunity.

““What we want to do is to work together with the Nigerian government to make the connections between the expertise, the experience, the know-how and the equipment, and the investment fund in some cases,” Lehmann said.