“The most ambitious project the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) is currently handling,” Says Dr Abdulrazaq, “is the National Integrated Mineral Exploration Project (NIMEP), which is government’s rapid response to the dearth of investible geoscience data in the country. The National Integrated Mineral Project (NIMEP) is the first of its kind and it is envisaged that the exploration exercise is expected to generate targets that will attract investment into the sector, or the commodities considered.” – Mining Review Africa
What the NIMEP project aims to achieve, is to reduce the risk component along the identified mineral corridors within Nigeria and attract investment into the sector. The NIMEP Project subdivided the exploration activities into specific commodity groups. In connection with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) and Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) is undertaking the exploration of critical metals like lithium, tin, tantalum and niobium.