“This year’s Founders’ Day Lecture entitled “Solid Minerals: As a Strategic
Asset for National Development” was
delivered by the Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. (Mrs) Obiageli Ezekwesili. In the well attended lecture, she stressed the point that Nigeria’s future lies not on its endowment of mineral resources, but on the application of the benefits of exploitation of these resources towards the growth and development of the present and future generations. The
development of solid minerals she argued should be viewed as an opportunity to diversify the economy.” The main headings in this issue are as follows: Founder’s Day 2005. Nigeria-Russia Dialogue. Chatham House officials visit NIIA. Greek Ambassador visits the NIIA. NIIA team visits the UN.