The national President of Women In Mining In Nigeria (WIMIN), Engineer Janet Adeyemi, on Tuesday said the quest for crude oil has continued to dwindle across the globe.
Janet, who went ahead to clamour for women participating in mining industries across the country, said rather than concentrating on the crude oil, women should be given the opportunity to venture into the mining industry.
Making the pleas on Tuesday in Jalingo, Taraba State while launching the Girl For Mining (G4M) initiative, the need to fill the gender gap in the state mining sector, she believed can no longer be overemphasized.
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The world, as opined by her “now wants solar energy, hydro-power and other sources of power that are not oil. So at this time, we are witnessing the gradual passing away of the oil and gas sector in the globe and when it finally fades out. Nigeria will be left with only two means of wealth creation- Mining and Agriculture.”
The number of women in the sector, she said “will keep dropping if we do nothing to pump female miners into the sector now” affirming that “the women on ground today will all be gone someday.”