The National Head of Women in Mining in Nigeria (WIMIN), Engineer Janet Adeyemi, said on Tuesday that the search for crude oil continued to dwindle worldwide.
Janet, who has applied for women to take part in mining industries across the country, said that rather than focus on crude oil, women should be given the opportunity to venture into the mining industry.
She pleaded Tuesday in Jalingo, Taraba state during the launch of the Girl for Mining (G4M) initiative, the need to close the gender gap in the state’s mining sector, and believed that it could no longer be overemphasized.
The world, as explained before her “now wants solar, hydro and other sources of energy than oil. So at this time, we are witnessing a gradual fading out of the world’s oil and gas sector and when it finally fades away. Nigeria will have only two avenues of wealth creation left – mining and agriculture.”
She said that the number of women in this sector “will continue to decline if we do nothing to pump female miners into the sector now,” stressing that “the women on earth today will disappear one day.”
The World Doesn’t Want Crude Oil Anymore – Adeyemi, President of WIMIN