National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency

Parent Organization: FEDERAL MINISTRY OF MINES AND STEEL DEVELOPMENT

Type: Agency

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  • Staff size n/a
  • Revenues (IGR) n/a
  • Budget Allocation () ₦886,534,614.00
  • Recurrent Expenditure ₦489,274,614.00
  • Capital Expenditure ₦397,260,000.00

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Establishment Act

NATIONAL STEEL RAW MATERIALS EXPLORATION AGENCY ACT

163_Law_NATIONAL STEEL RAW MATERIALS EXPLORATION AGENCY ACT.pdf
Areas of statutory responsibilities and functions

(a) carry out the exploration of steel raw materials in all parts of Nigeria and else- where for the iron and steel industry;


(b) establish and execute a steel raw material base including mineral resources management, monitoring, resources utilisation studies and inventory in relation to the iron and steel industry;


(c) carry out detailed geological, geophysical and geochemical investigations, including analytical and laboratory works, cadastral surveys, photo geological and other interpretations, core drilling and well logging, geostatistics and mineral calculations, estimations and valuations as may be required for exploration of steel raw materials;


(d) carry out geological laboratory investigations of host rocks and overburdens, including geochemical, stratigraphic, mineralogic and petrographic studies and field spot tests of rock and mineral samples for pilot and industrial scales studies in relation to the iron and steel industry;


(e) carry out geotechnical studies of deposits under investigation, slope and rock stability studies, rock mechanics and soil tests as parameters requisite for mining of steel raw materials;


(f) ascertain the quality and quantity of steel raw materials and their suitability for their respective industrial use in the iron and steel industry;
(g) carry out hydrogeological investigations, including geophysical studies for water well drilling and development, bailing and pumping tests determination of aquifer characteristics, investigation of underground water supply for domestic and industrial purposes as may be required for the iron and steel industry;


(h) carry out such ground and underground exploratory working as may be necessary for detailed evaluation of mineral raw materials for the iron and steel industry;


(i) undertake detailed and test programmes on steel raw materials including metallurgical grade cooking coal (in seam exploration) aimed at identifying the characteristics and advising on the current knowledge of their mineral contents and their most economic and viable exploration modes;


(j) liase, collaborate and enter into joint ventures with other institutions whose functions are related to those of the Agency, whether in Nigeria or elsewhere in relation to the exploration and evaluation of steel raw materials for the iron and steel industry;

(k) carry out any other services with respect to matters relating to mineral exploration for the iron and steel industry;

(I) establish, organise, run, operate, conduct and participate in such training courses, lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia and similar study groups as may enhance the activities of the Agency or the efficiency of any of its officers and employees; and

(m) do such other acts and things as the Agency may consider necessary to enable it to discharge its functions under this Act.

Departments
  1. Iron and Ferroalloys
  2. Coal and Industrial Minerals
  3. Geological Services
  4. Engineering Services
  5. Administration and Finance