Economics SSS 1 Third Term



Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

  1. State the types of mineral found in Nigeria.
  2. Identify locations of mineral deposits in Nigeria
  3. Identify the various component of the Nigerian mining industry.


Components of the Nigerian mining industry

Nigeria is well blessed with a lot of minerals which if exploited judiciously will lead the country into an abundance of wealth. A lot of solid minerals such as precious and base minerals, industrial minerals, energy minerals, and metals can be found here. In the past around the 1960s to early 1970s, the country used to be a major exporter of tin, columbite, and coal, however, by the mid-1970s, activities in this sector of the economy began to dwindle.  The discovery of oil led to a shift in the.... View More

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