The National President of Women In Mining In Nigeria (WIMIN), Engineer Janet Adeyemi, has said the quest for crude oil has continued to dwindle across the globe.
Adeyemi disclosed this during the launching of the Girl for Mining (G4M) initiative, held in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, on Tuesday.
The National President said rather than concentrating on the crude oil, women should be given the opportunity to venture into the mining industry.
She said; “The world 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 will keep dropping if we do nothing to pump female miners into the sector now. The women on ground today will all be gone someday.”