Nigeria's Mining Potential

Leading the Mining Revolution

Welcome to the Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF) website, your gateway to the vibrant world of Nigeria’s mining industry. We are dedicated to transforming and developing the mining sector, positioning Nigeria as a leading mining destination in Africa.

At SMDF, we are driven by a strong mandate to support programs and projects that attract capital into the Nigerian mining sector. Our focus is on generating the data required to stimulate investment and foster sustainable growth in the industry. With a vision to be a world-class intervention agency, we strive to bring about a positive transformation and create opportunities for both investors and mining stakeholders.

At SMDF,We Have The Following Core Mandate

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Capacity Development

Development of both human and physical capacity in the sector.

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Geoscientific Data Funding

Funding for geoscientific data gathering, storage, and retrieval to meet the needs of private sector-led mining industry

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Institutional Strengthening

Equipping the mining institutions to enable them perform their statutory functions

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Operator Support

Funding for the extension services to small-scale and artisanal Mining Operators pursuant to section 91 of this Act

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Site Infrastructure

Provision of infrastructure to mines sites

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+234 803 450 4150


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16, Yedseram Street, Maitama, Abuja Nigeria

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Chief Operating

Charles Leeman


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