The Federal Government is working towards auctioning its bitumen block in the third quarter of this year.
Mining companies urged to integrate communities into their operations to foster good relations.
The Minister stated that FG will give necessary support to the sector to drive the diversification plan of the economy from oil.
Minister of Mines and Steel Development has insisted that Nigeria needs huge funds for exploration projects.
Russian-based firm, MetProm Group, has concluded an assessment of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex which the company intends to take charge of.
A proposal to rejig the services of the long abandoned Ajaokuta Steel has been tabled before the Federal Government by MetProm Group, a Russian firm.