This document centralized the vision to be this - increase in awareness of the availability of some of the world’s most sought-after gems in Nigeria!
Issues along supply chain including poor mining techniques and lack of beneficiation were also highlighted.
These findings helped create the expectation that the stakeholders want a functioning infrastructure that will enable the industry to thrive!
What’s the way forward? Brands are encouraged to embrace this vision by innovating ways through which the gemstone value chain can maximize benefits for the country and her people.
With the right structures put in place, a well-functioning gemstone industry in Nigeria is highly feasible and is of utmost economic importance as it can be an avenue to get a reduction in the unemployment rate.
A big thank you to those who contributed in making this publication possible:
Dr Titi Akindeinde
Ronke Nedd (GIA GD)