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KANO 2018

The 54th Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) Annual International Conference will be held in Kano, in March, 2018 under the sponsorship of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Bayero University Kano, Mineral and Water Resources Organizations, relevant Federal and State Governments Ministries and Private Agencies as well as other well-meaning individuals associated with the profession.

THEME: HARNESSING NIGERIA’S MINERAL AND ENERGY RESOURCES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

The schedule of events is as follows:

DAY EVENTS
SUNDAY ,18th MARCH 2018 Arrival and Registration
MONDAY, 19th MARCH 2018 Registration Continues, Pre-Conference Panel Discussion, Annual General Meeting (AGM), Series, Specialist Group Meetings , Fellows and Institutional Members Night.
TUESDAY, 20th MARCH, 2018 Registration Continues, Opening Ceremony, Opening of Exhibition, Luncheon Talk/Lead Paper, Technical Session (Afternoon).
WEDNESDAY ,21st MARCH, 2018  

Registration Continues, Lead Paper, Technical Session (Morning), Luncheon Talk Lead Paper/ Technical Session (Afternoon), Spouse Programme and Women in Mining (Afternoon), Admission/Awards Night

 

THURSDAY ,22nd MARCH 2018  

Lead Paper/ Technical Sessions (Morning)/Luncheon talk, Lead Paper/Technical Session (Afternoon)/Variety Night and Closing Ceremony.

FRIDAY ,23rd MARCH, 2018 Excursions/Departure

Please find more details below;

THEME:

HARNESSING NIGERIA’S MINERAL AND ENERGY RESOURCES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

SUB-THEMES:

A.Exploration and Exploitation of Oil and Gas of Nigerian Inland Basins: Potentials and Challenges

B. Sustainable Water Resources Management in Nigeria

C. Climate Change and Desertification; Understanding the Nexus

D. The Solid Mineral Sector and Economic Diversification

E. Geosciences as a variable tool in the Construction Industry

F. Mineral Resources and Health: Benefits and Burdens

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVES

In 1977, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) succeeded the Nigerian Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Society (NMGMS) which was founded on 15th January, 1961 and officially inaugurated on 17th December, 1962. The Society is an international, non-governmental and non-profit making professional organization.

Its objectives include:

  • Advancement and practice of Mining, Earth Sciences and Metallurgy;
  • Acquisition, preservation and dissemination of mining, geoscientific and metallurgical knowledge;
  • Publication of an interdisciplinary learned Journal of Mining and Geology (JMG), the CRUST, periodicals and specialized books including annual books of abstracts and programmes of the society’s Conferences and activities; and
  • Upholding the ethics and safeguarding the interests of professions covered by the society.

The Society also has statutory representation in the Council of the Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) established by the Federal Republic of Nigeria Decree No. 40 of 1990. The categories of membership are Fellow, Corporate, Graduate, Students, Affiliate, Institutional and practitioners working or who have worked within the country.

In order to adequately cater for the interests of the various disciplines represented in the Society and its widely dispersed membership, the Society recognizes Local Chapters and Specialist Groups whose activities are directed at strengthening the NMGS in achieving its objectives.

Each Chapter comprises members of NMGS of all disciplines residing and practicing within defined geographic area, while Specialist Groups consists of NMGS members of the same discipline who meet to advance and promote knowledge within such a discipline.

Mining and geoscientific activities of the Chapter are enhanced by the presence of a good number of Universities and Polytechnics that offer academic programmes in Mining Engineering and Geosciences courses located in the area.

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF KANO

Kano State was among the 12 states created in May 1967 out of the former Northern Region. The State remained intact until August 27, 1991 when Jigawa State was carved out of it. It is located in the northwest geo-political zone of Nigeria.

Kano State is one of the most populous states in Nigeria with a population of 9, 383, 682 (2006 census). It has 44 local governments, with an area of 20,479.6 square kilometres. The population density is about 458 persons per square kilometre.

The walled city of Kano is the commercial nerve Centre of Kano State and indeed the whole of northern Nigeria and as a Trans-Saharan trade route. Many other Nigerians, mainly Yoruba and Igbo, live and work in Kano City. Eight local government areas (Fagge, Gwale, Tarauni, Kano Municipal, Nasarawa, Ungogo, Kumbotso and Dala) made the Kano metropolis. Hausa is the most widely spoken language with the English language used for official transactions. Most natives can also read Arabic literature.

Historically, Kano State has been a commercial and agricultural state, known for the production of groundnut and hides skin. The state is the most extensively irrigated state in Nigeria with over 18,684 square kilometres of cultivable land. Kano State is noted for its famous markets and

it is the most leading industrial centre in the north. Articles commonly traded in the Kano City include leather products, local crafts, dyed textile materials as well as Camels. Giant industrial plants include Textiles, Groundnut mills, Motor assembly, bicycle assembly plants and many agro -based industries.

Kano City is linked by rail, road, and air to all parts of the country and internationally

INVITATION

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 54th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) on behalf of the Kano Chapter, NMGS Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, Bayero University, Kano and other relevant Government Ministries and Private Sector Agencies has the honor and privilege of announcing and inviting you to participate in:

  1. The 54th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) from18th to 23rd March, 2018
  2. Annual General Meeting (AGM) session on 19th March, 2018 holding at Bayero University, Kano.

 

National Secretariat Zawan, P.O.Box 6192, Anglo-Jos, Jos. Plateau State,Nigeria.

Abuja Liaison Office: Opposite Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria, After Prince and Princess Estate, Kaura District .Abuja ,Nigeria.

 

TECHNICAL SESSION

The Technical Session of the Conference will start with the Plenary Session which will dwell on the theme of the Conference “Harnessing Nigeria’s Mineral and Energy Resources for Economic Development and Sustainability” and this will be followed by discussion by guest speakers from relevant fields. This will subsequently be followed by oral and poster presentations.

All persons interested in presenting scientific paper at the “NMGS KANO 2018” Conference are kindly requested to submit abstract, which should conform to the following guidelines:

  1. Should not exceed 250 words
  2. Should contain title, names, contact address, email and postal address and essence of work done, as well as result and conclusions.

Such papers should be centred on the conference” THEME and SUB-THEMES” with emphasis on the following sections:

  • Exploration and Exploitation of Oil and Gas of Nigerian Inland Basins: Potentials and Challenges
  • Sustainable Water Resources Management in Nigeria
  • Climate Change and Desertification: Understanding the Nexus
  • The Solid Mineral Sector and Economic Diversification
  • Geosciences as a variable tool in the Construction Industry
  • Mineral Resources and Health: Benefits and Burdens

Please send your abstract(s) to: abstract.nmgskano2018@gmail.com

Note: Oral presentations will be in MS Power Point and presenters are expected to arrange their points appropriately in USB flash. The council of NMGS has directed that authors of accepted abstracts are to pay N2, 000.00 per abstract into NMGS account as a commitment to attending and presenting their papers at the Conference.

Please note only the abstract of those that pay will be published in the book of abstracts.

Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstract for the Conference. Authors of successful abstracts will be required to send three hard copies of their papers and soft copy addressed to: abstract.nmgskano2018@gmail.com not later than 31st December, 2017.

Enquires should be directed and sent to:

The Chairman, Technical Sub-Committee

Prof. P. O. Ogunleye, FNMGS

Centre for Energy Research and Training,

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria – Kaduna State

Email: pogunleye@yahoo.com

Tel: +2348034501134

EXHIBITION 

There will be provision for exhibition of Geoscientific and Mining equipment as well as other relevant materials; utilities, services, products and publications. This is therefore a golden opportunity to enhance your company’s profile and advance your marketing efforts. Exhibition booths are available at the cost of N40,000/m2.

In order to allow the LOC prepare exhibition spaces evidence of payment should reach the Chairman Exhibition sub-committee, on or before 1st February, 2018. All payment should be made in bank draft payable to NMGS account provided below. For further information, please contact:

Alhaji Isah Muhammad

GSM: 08037052372

Email:   locnmgskano2018@gmail.com or evakurovska@gmail.com

Account details:

Banker: Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, Victoria Island Branch.

Account Name: Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)

Account Number: 0010554022

Sort Code:     032154607

COURSES/WORKSHOPS

During the 2018 Kano Conference, there will be short courses in Medical Geology for Senior Undergraduate and Graduate in Geology and Tutor Trainees.

Course Title:

“MEDICAL GEOLOGY CIRRICULA FOR NIGERIA TERTIARY GEOSCIENCE INSTITUTIONS”

Lecturer:          T. C. Davies

Visiting Professor,

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Phone (Mobile): +2349066117189

Email: theo.clavellpr3@gmail.com

Also, the Professional Training and Continuous Education Committee of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) is pleased to bring to the notice of all members, geological and mining related agencies of the Government and post graduate students of Geology, Mineral Sciences, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Mining Engineering the following workshops that will be staged during the forthcoming NMGS 2018 Conference in Kano:

WORKSHOP-1: WORKSHOP ON HYDROGEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION OF GROUNDWATER IN THE BASEMENT TERRAINS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

WORKSHOP-2: WORKSHOP ON ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS IN SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE MINING AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: OPERATIONAL PRACTICES AND MANAGEMENT

WORKSHOP-3: WORKSHOP ON GEOTECHNICAL SITE INVESTIGATIONS: CONCEPTS, PROCEDURES AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

Contact Person:

Prof. Moshood N. Tijani

Professor of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology

Department of Geology

University of Ibadan

Tel: +234(0)8023252339 / +234(0)8039173275

E-mail: tmoshood@yahoo.com; mn.tijani@ui.edu.ng;

REGISTRATION:                             Categories                                                                                                                 Amount

Fellows N30,000
Corporate Members N20,000
Non- Members N30,000
Student Members  N5,000
Spouses N10,000
Foreigners $     300
Excursions N3,000

The fees stated above cover the conference proceedings, bag and stationary. Participants will be accredited and badges issued to them after full payment of registration fees. Such badges should be worn all the times at the conference venue

 

SPOUSES PROGRAMME

The Spouse programme is an avenue where spouses of members and participants will be engaged in a variety of activities and visits, throughout the duration of the Conference. Kano has lots of site attraction where the spouses are expected to be taken to. These include the ancient Kurmi Market, popular Kwari Market, “Gidan Dan Hausa”, the Emirs palace, Gidan Makama (Museum House). In addition, the Spouses will pay courtesy visit to the wife of Kano State Governor, Hajiya Dr. Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. All participants are encouraged to come along with their spouses as it is going to be an exciting occasion

STUDENTS

Students  participation is encouraged as the students will have the opportunity of presenting papers and interacting with senior colleagues from the academia, industry and other agencies. Students Paper presentation is scheduled on 20thMarch, 2018 in the afternoon. This will give the students opportunities to showcase their talent for employers of geosciences and mining engineering graduate that may be present at the Conference.

FIELD TRIPS/EXCURSIONS

Kano State has excellent and exciting places which will be used as locations for excursion/field visit. It is expected that the field trip will cover some interesting geologic features in Kano State.

INVITATION TO ADVERTISE AND SPONSORSHIP

The LOC hereby invites companies, business, service providers and products manufactures organization to advertise their services and/or products in the  Circular and Book of Abstract. Sponsorship of specific items will also be welcomed. These include, Conference materials, excursions, and technical sessions.

Advertisement rates are as follows:

Category (colored) Amount
Inside Front Cover ₦300,000.00
Back Cover full size ₦400,000.00
Inside Back Cover ₦300,000.00
Full page ₦100,000.00
Half page ₦50,000.00
Quarter page ₦25,000.00
Earpiece (1/8 page) ₦15,000.00

MODE OF PAYMENT

All payment should be made by certified banks from corporate bodies, NMGS State Chapters and institutions covering the block registration. Cash can be paid at the conference venue or paid to NMGS Account and Tellers brought to the Venue.

BANK NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER

Banker: Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN), Victoria Island Branch

Account Name: Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)

Account Number: 0010554022

Sort Code: 032154607

KANO 2018 NMGS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (PARTCIPANT FORM)

NAME________________________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS___________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER_________________________________________________________

I will /will not attend the 54th conference of the NMGS in KANO

I will /will not be accompanied by my spouse

I intend/don’t intend to present papers on topic:

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Please complete and return on/before 31st October, 2017

To:       Secretary, LOC NMGS KANO 2018

Department of Geology,

Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences,

Bayero University, Kano

Email: bellotakai44@yahoo.com

Tel: +2348036075241, +2348036627685, +23470367117

 

FOR ENQUIRY:

Prof. S. S. Dada FNMGS

The President NMGS

Tel: +2348033598828

Email: sisudada@gmail.com or sundedada@gmail.com

Dr Muslim Idris FNMGS, FASI

LOC Chairman, NMGS KANO 2018

Tel: +2348037863970

Email: drmuslim@gmail.com

Alh. Bello AdamuTakai

Secretary, LOC NMGS KANO 2018

Tel: +2348036075241

Email: bellotakai44@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABUJA 2017

The 53rd Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) Annual International Conference/Annual General Meeting will be held in Abuja, between 26th – 31st March, 2017 under the sponsorship of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Oil and Mineral Resources Organizations, relevant Federal and State Governments Ministries and Private Sector Agencies as well as other well meaning individuals associated with the profession.

THEME: The Extractive Industry: Imperatives for Wealth Creation & Employment Generation.

The schedule of events is as follows:

DAY EVENTS
 SUNDAY, 26TH MARCH 2017 Arrival and Registration, Welcome Cocktail Party.
 MONDAY, 27TH MARCH 2017 Registration continues, Panel Discussion
Annual General Meeting(AGM),
Educative Lecture Series,Specialist Group Meetings
Fellows & Institutional Members night.
 TUESDAY, 28TH MARCH 2017 Opening Ceremony, and Exhibitions, Plenary Season I, Keynote Lecture, Technical Sessions, Students’ Session, and Spouses Programme
 WEDNESDAY, 29TH MARCH 2017 Plenary Session II, Keynote Lecture, Technical Session, Students’ Session, Spouses Programme continues, and NMGS Awards Night
 THURSDAY, 30TH MARCH 2017 Plenary Session III, Technical Sessions, Students’ Session, Variety Show & Closing Ceremony
 FRIDAY, 31ST MARCH 2017  Field Excursions / Trips

Please find more details below;

THEME: THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY: IMPERATIVES FOR WEALTH CREATION AND EMPLOYMENT GENERATION

SUB-THEMES:

  1. Creativity And Innovation in the  Mineral Value Chain – Rethinking the Exploration And Beneficiation Processes.
  2. Challenges And Prospects For Diversification in the Upstream And Downstream Oil and Gas Sector.
  3. Sustainable Development And Management of Nigerian’s Land And Water Resources.
  4. Geosciences And Health: Synergy between the Earth and Man.
  5. Development of Nigeria’s Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Sources.
  6. Geo-tourism Potentials Of Nigeria.
  7. Agro Minerals and Food Security.
  8. Geo-ethics, and Geo-Education

GENERAL INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVES

In 1977, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) succeeded the Nigerian Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Society (NMGMS) which was founded on 15th January, 1961 and officially inaugurated on 17th December, 1962. The Society is an international, non-governmental and non-profit making professional organization.

Its objectives include:

  • Advancement and practice of Mining, Earth Sciences and Metallurgy;
  • Acquisition, preservation and dissemination of mining, geoscientific and metallurgical knowledge;
  • Publication of an interdisciplinary learned Journal of Mining and Geology (JMG), the CRUST, periodicals and specialized books including annual books of abstracts and programmes of the society’s Conferences and activities; and
  • Upholding the ethics and safeguarding the interests of professions covered by the society.

The Society also has statutory representation in the Council of the Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) established by the Federal Republic of Nigeria Decree No. 40 of 1990. The categories of membership are Fellow, Corporate, Graduate, Students, Affiliate, Institutional and practitioners working or who have worked within the country.

In order to adequately cater for the interests of the various disciplines represented in the Society and its widely dispersed membership, the Society recognizes Local Chapters and Specialist Groups whose activities are directed at strengthening the NMGS in achieving its objectives.

 

THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY: ABUJA

The historic Abuja used to be the southwestern part of the ancient Zazzau (Zaria) kingdom. The name Abuja was reported to have been derived from the name, Abu Ja, a brother to Muhammadu Makau, the last Hausa ruler of Zaria who fled Zaria following his defeat by the Fulanis and settled in the area known as Abuja. Abu Ja succeeded his brother in 1825 as the 62nd King of Zaria and named his capital Abuja after himself.

Abuja became a major commercial center where long distance traders exchanged goods. The inhabitants successfully fought off the Fulanis and were not conquered as the neighbouring lands were. In 1902, Abuja was occupied by the British colonial army, which reorganized northern kingdoms into emirates.

The emergence of Abuja as the Capital City of Nigeria followed its successful choice out of possible thirty three sites in August 1975 by a panel of experts under the Chairmanship of Justice T. A. Aguda that was constituted by the Late General Murtala Muhammed’s military administration to study and advice on the desirability of retaining Lagos as the Federal Capital of Nigeria. Decree 6 of 1976, promulgated by the Federal Military Government, facilitated the carving out of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja out of Niger, Plateau and Kogi (formally Kwara) States.

Niger State contributed 80% of the FCT from then Abuja Emirate Council land. Plateau State (now Nasarawa State) contributed 16% while Kwara State (now Kogi State) contributed 4%. The then Abuja Emirate Council also gave up its Abuja name to the FCT and renamed the previous Abuja town, SULEIJA after the then Emir of Abuja, Suleiman Barau and “ Ja” from the last syllable of the former name of Emirate.

Abuja officially became Nigeria’s Capital City on 12th December 1991.

Abuja used to be inhabited by several tribes comprisingGbagyi (Gwari) that form the largest tribe followed by Koro.Others include Gade, Egbura, Gwandara, Bassa and the Ganagana.

The FCT is divided into six area councils namely, Abuja Municipal, Gwagwalada, Abaji, Kuje, Bwari and Kwali.

The Master Plan for Abuja defines the general structure and major design elements of the city. KenzoTange and Urtec Company accomplished the detailed design of the central areas of the capital, particularly the capital’s monumental core.

INVITATION

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 53rd Annual Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) on behalf of theAbuja Chapter of the Society, NMGS Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, other relevant Government Ministries and Private Sector Agencies has the honour and privilege of announcing and inviting you to participate in the 53rd Annual International Conference of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) from 26th – 31st March, 2017.

IMPORTANT DATES

  Early Registration opens until January 30th, 2017.
December 16th, 2016 Abstract submission closes
January 16th , 2017 Notification of authors of acceptance of abstracts.
January 30th, 2017 Submission of full text for Awards closes

 

National secretariat: Zawan, P.O.Box 6192, Anglo, Jos, Plateau State

Abuja Liaison Office: Plot 245, First Avenue, EFAB Estate Lokogoma, FCT, Abuja

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Technical events of the Conference will start with the plenary session dwelling on the theme of the Conference THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY- IMPERATIVES FOR WEALTH CREATION AND EMPLOYMENT GENERATION. Discussion will comprise of invited guest speakers from relevant fields with cognate experience who have made significant impact in their careers.

This will be followed briefly by oral and poster presentations’.

FORMAT FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Those interested in presenting scientific papers during “Abuja 2017” Conference are kindly requested to submit abstracts, which should conform to the following guidelines:

  • Should not exceed 250 words
  • Abstract is limited to one A4 size page, text only without figures or Tables. Top, bottom, left and right margins at 25mm.
  • Title should be Upper and lower case, left justified, Times New Romans font, 14pt bold.
  • Contributors’ name should be Upper and lower case, left justified, first name first, surname last, Times font, 11pt.
  • Affiliation should be Upper and lower case, left justified, Times font, 10pt. Numbered superscripts should be used to indicate the affiliation of each contributor-mail address can be added in parentheses at the end of the corresponding contributor’s affiliation.
  • Main text should be single spaces text, Times font, 10pt, no section headings.

Please send your abstract(s) to:

abstract.nmgs2017@gmail.com, or abstract.nmgs2017@yahoo.com

Note: Oral presentations will be in MS Power Point and presenters are expected to arrange their points appropriately in USB flash. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts for the Conference.

Authors of successful abstracts will be required to send three hard copies of their papers and a soft copy addressed to:

abstract.nmgs2017@gmail.com, or abstract.nmgs2017@yahoo.com

Not later than 16th December, 2016.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be reached through SMS or through their E-mail addresses as soon as the review is completed.

Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit the full text of their papers on or before 30th January, 2017 for consideration of the NMGS/ELF/TOTAL Award. They will be duly informed on the schedule of their presentation. The Council (NMGS) has directed that persons whose abstracts have been accepted must ensure that their papers are presented at the conference or would face possible sanctions for failure to do so.

Enquiries should be forwarded to:

Dr. Oluwole A. Oyedeji,- Chairman, Technical Sub-Committee

Nigerian Geological Survey Agency,

31, Shettima Munguno Crescent,

Utako, Abuja.

geowol58@gmail.com

+2348033511310

 

EXHIBITION

The LOC Abuja 2017 has made provisions for space for exhibition. The exhibition affords you the opportunity to portray your products, brands, equipment, and services of Geosciences, Mining, and allied Companies. It also allows you to interact and market your business profile to potential clientele. You may wish to explore this unique opportunity to attract attention, and interest with a decent amount of money. For details on the rates please contact Engr. M. S. Jibril +2348033140096, sanusijibril@gmail.com as limited spaces are available. NOTE: All payment must be in Bank Draft or Certified Cheque drawn in favour of: Account details:

Banker: Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, Victoria Island Branch.

Account Name: Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)

Account Number: 0010554022

Sort Code:     032154607

REGISTRATION:

Category Fee
Fellows N30,000
Corporate Members N20,000
Non- Members N30,000
Student Members N   5,000
Spouses N10,000
Foreigners $     300

 

Payment of registration fee and en bloc registration can be made before the Conference date, payable to NMGS bank details above, bank teller(s) should be presented during registration.

SPOUSES PROGRAMME

You are welcome to Abuja the beautiful and fastest growing city in Africa. The NMGS ABUJA 2017” L.O.C has planned a programme of activities for accompanying spouses during the upcoming NMGS Abuja Conference. We intend to take you around places in Abuja that are worth seeing. These include state of the Art structures and views of Abuja City. Courtesy visits are also being arranged to some important dignitaries. Other places to be visited include: Arts and crafts village, Usafa Pottery works, Cyprian Ekwensi Cultural Centre, Charity visit shall be paid to Orphanage homes etc. All participants are encouraged to come with their spouses to the conference. It is going to be refreshing and memorable.

STUDENTS

Growing minds need inspiration, guidance and encouragement. Abuja 2017 provides extensive opportunities for students to have individual paper presentation, as well as interact with very senior colleagues from academia, industry, government, and private sector. Student session will run through Tuesday, March 28th to Thursday, March 30th 2017. Students are therefore encouraged to submit their abstracts for paper presentation as they stand a chance to win the prize for best presentation. List of participants from all institutions should be forwarded to Prof. B. S. Jatau +2348034529326, bsjatau@yahoo.co.uk, or sj.blason@gmail.com for proper coordination.

EXCURSION:

As part of the Conference, there shall be excursions to areas of geological interests. NMGS shall subsidize the excursion fee; meanwhile participants will be required to pay a token.

INVITATION TO ADVERTISE AND SPONSORSHIP

The LOC hereby invites members, and the general public to advertise their companies, businesses, services, and products in the Circular or Book of Abstracts. Sponsorship of specific items will also be welcomed. These include, Conference materials, excursions, and technical sessions.

Advertisement rates are as follows:

Inside front cover N250,000.00
Back cover full size N300,000.00
Inside back cover N250,000.00
Centre spread N200,000.00
Full page N 50,000.00
Half page N 30,000.00
Quarter page N 20,000.00
Ear piece (1/8 page) N 10,000.00

 

NOTE: All payments are to be made payable to NMGS account details above.

FOR ENQUIRY:

Prof. Gbenga Okunlola FNMGS, -President +2348033814070,gbengaokunlola@yahoo.co.uk

Prof. Charles O. Ofoegbu, FNMGS – Chairman LOC, +2347039699031,coofoegbu@yahoo.com

Engr. Umar A. Hassan, Secretary LOC, +2348035099058, unhassanm@yahoo.com

Lauretta Omoigberale Mrs, Protocol officer & Chairperson Publicity subcommittee +2348037232666, myetta4u@gmail.com