Abuja — New Minister of Mines and Steel Production, Deziani Alison Madueke, has vowed to work for the repositioning of the mines and steel sector in order to give the nation as much economic benefit as the oil sector.
Alison-Madueke, who said this while receiving the baton of ministry leadership from former Supervising Minister Ademola Razak Seriki in Abuja, said Nigeria is of critical importance to the extractive industry, in which mines and steel development squarely reside.
Bachelor’s in Architecture, Howard University, USA; MBA, University of Cambridge, UK. Worked in the US. Returned to join Shell Petroleum Development Corporation in Nigeria. 2006, first woman named as Executive Director of Shell, Nigeria. 2007, Ministry of Transport Nigeria. Nigeria Ministry of Mines and Steel Production 2008. Nigeria ‘s 1st Natural Resources Minister since 2010. Has worked hard to bring in a series of initiatives aimed at revolutionizing the industry and realizing an internationally competitive oil and gas sector. 2010, the first woman to head an OPEC National Delegation.