Women in Mining in Nigeria (WIMIN) is a Business membership and non-profit organization. It was established as the leading change agent to promote gender equality and equity by advocating for best international practices hinged on accountability, sustainability, good governance and transparency for all.

We have an expansive network which includes international Women in Mining, Africa Women in Mining and West Africa Women in Mining. Our membership comprises passionate men and women who actively support the mining industry and represent a variety of occupational trades and professions. Currently, WIMIN has over 3,000 members across 23 states of the country.
Members of WIMIN executive with the National president Hon. Janet Adeyemi
our values

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Dignity
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Empowerment
  • Equity
  • Transparency
Our initiatives and engagement are driven by our commitment to women in mining (labourers, professionals, operators, activists, he4she) and fueled by our core values of respect, inclusivity, integrity, collaboration, accountability and effectiveness.


Nigeria is endowed with varieties of precious and semi-precious stones having the potential to generate huge foreign exchange earnings for the country. Regrettably, these minerals are often touted in the international market as being sourced from other counties. Majority of gemstones mined in Nigeria are exported without value addition. The value variance between uncut and cut gemstones is very high, while the value increases even more significantly when these minerals are set in jewellery.
Among the most popular gemstones in Nigeria are Sapphire, Aquamarine, Beryl, Emerald, Tourmaline, Phenakite Ruby, Garnet, Topaz, Amethyst, Moonstone, Onyx, Opal, Citrine and Zicron which are located across the six (6) geo-political zones of the country.
Apata Gems presented a leather bound album with all gemstones found in Nigeria

Our Strategic Objectives

  1.  To advocate and campaign for appropriate policies and laws that enhance gender mainstreaming and protect the rights of women and their children in the mining industry communities.
  2. To strengthen the capacity of the Nigerian Women in Mining on the International best practices required in the mining value chain.
  3. To create funding opportunities and networks for Women in Nigeria to enable them carryout sustainable mining practices through collaboration with other CSOs and NGOs
  4. To strengthen local networks and connect to skills and upscale skills to tap into the value chain potentials in the industry
  5. Advocate for fiscal policies that are people friendly to promote inclusion of host communities for economic participation and growth.
  6. To promote a unified voice, lead the national change, and increase support to women in mining in Nigeria


Building on this impressive legacy, GGCE 2024 promises to be even more transformative. Here’s a glimpse into the event’s ambitious goals
  • Positioning Lagos State in Nigeria as a West African Hub: Now designated as the sole hub for West Africa by AGJEC, Nigeria is poised to solidify its position in the region’s jewellery and gemstone industry.
  • This GGCE 2024 new theme: The Jewellery and Fashion Fusion, celebrates a unique collaboration between Nigeria’s thriving fashion scene and its skilled jewellery designers. This exciting partnership will culminate in a special curation project featuring exquisite pieces, captivating fashion and jewellery
  • enthusiasts worldwide.
  • Elevating Nigerian Economy: GGCE 2024 aims to raise global awareness of Nigerian gold and gemstones, ensuring they receive the recognition they deserve according to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) guidelines.


The expected outcomes of GGCE 2024 extend far beyond the event itself

  • Growth and Collaboration: The conference will attract a wider audience and participation than prior years, fostering new business partnerships and propelling the $48 billion industry forward.
  • Sustainable Practices: A focus on sustainable sourcing and responsible mining practices is anticipated, protecting our environment and benefiting local communities to inform public health decisions.
  • Alignment with African Mining Vision (AMV): GGCE 2024 serves as a platform to champion the AMVs goals, promoting private sector participation, value addition, and regional integration within the African mining sector.
  • Promoting Local Content: GGCE 2024 actively supports the use of local services, raw material and talent in mining and allied sectors. The conference empowers Nigerian businesses by fostering participation in the mining value chain. The Miss Universe Nigeria crown (crafted with 90% local components) exemplifies this commitment.
  • Promoting Economic Diversification: GGCE aims to reduce reliance on traditional industries like oil and gas. By showcasing Nigeria’s jewellery sector, the event exemplifies WIMIN GGCE’s contribution to economic diversification and highlights opportunities for growth in new areas.

The Gold & Gemstone Conference & Exhibition (GGCE): A Showcase Of Nigerian Excellence

The brainchild of WIMIN, the GGCE has become a landmark event on the African Jewellery calendar. Since its inception in 2022, GGCE has delivered remarkable achievements:
  • 2022 Unveiling Nigerian Gold & Gemstones to the World: This inaugural edition successfully connected industry players within Nigeria, showcasing the country’s vast potential in the gold and gemstone sector to the world.
  • 2023 Expanding Gold and Gemstone Frontiers: Through collaboration with key stakeholders like the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals and the African Gem and Jewellery Exhibition and Conference (AGJEC), GGCE 2023 expanded its reach to include exhibitors from all over Africa attracting a pan-African audience.
  • The Miss Universe Nigeria Crown: A Symbol of Local Talent and Growth – Building on the success of 2022, GGCE 2023 witnessed a remarkable collaboration. WIMIN partnered with Silverbird to create the Miss Universe Nigeria pageant crown. Crafted by Nigerian jewellers using local content, this stunning piece garnered global attention and spotlighted the exceptional artistry and skill of the nation’s jewellery professionals. Furthermore, it served as a symbol of Nigeria’s potential for economic diversification beyond oil and gas, promoting the jewellery sector as a contributor to the national economy.

Objectives of the Gold & Gemstone Exhibition

  1. Develop Lagos State as a hub for the Gold and Gemstones sectors through partnerships and collaboration with private and public stakeholders
  2. Create value addition in the solid mineral sector, while boosting private sector earnings and allowing a consequent boost to the nation`s economy.
  3. Showcase Nigerian gold and gemstones ina positive light, while providing the much-needed recognition in the tracking, identification and
    responsible sourcing of Nigerian minerals in line with international best practices
  4. Revive the trade of Nigerian Gold & Gemstones locally.
  5. Building capacity in the sector. In order to bridge the gaps between our local industry and the global market.
  6. Encourage Gender mainstreaming in the sector
Futhermore, in line with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), guidelines on gemstones identification, tracking and recovery system, this show is expected to enable Nigerian gold and gemstones acquire the much-needed recognition in compliance with globally accepted practices.

Highlight of Event


Exhibition of finished jewellery products by indigenous jewellers, uncut and polished gemstones from Nigeria and across all Africa.

Plenary/Interactive sessions

Plenary/Interactive sessions with world class speakers.

Award Dinner

Enjoy dinner as legendary african fashion designer brands pair with jewelry brands in iconic fashion show

Panellists workshops & training sessions

Panellists workshops & training sessions.


Opportunities to network and promote mining and assiciated business.


Best jewellery designer of GGCE Competition 2023.


Event Schedule

Day 1 - Sep 26, 2024

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Exclusive Viewing Cocktail Event

An Exclusive viewing will be a precursor to the main Conference and Exhibition which sets the tone for the entire event. VIP guests will be invited to have a “FIRST LOOK” at the array of jewellery and other items to be showcased during the open door exhibition. Opportunity will be provided for our VIP guests to purchase and make orders before anyone else. The private viewing will attract dignitaries from all over the world.

Day 02 - Sep 27, 2024

09:00AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

10:30AM - 4:30 PM

Plenary Session

Key stakeholders in the industry from the public and private sectors will mount the stage to share their experience during our plenary sessions.

10:30AM - 6:30 PM


Exhibitors will be able to showcase their products for three days in a row. Gemstones and jewellery from Nigeria and other mining jurisdictions will be showcased..

Day 03 - Sep 28, 2024

09:00AM - 5:00 PM


Exhibitors will be able to showcase their products for three days in a row. Gemstones and jewellery from Nigeria and other mining jurisdictions will be showcased.

10:30AM - 4:30 PM

Jewelry Fashion Show

Women In Mining has partnered with top Fashion houses and Nigerian Musicians, to showcase the solid minerals and beautiful coloured stones in Africa. The gala night will showcase African fashion, talent and skill with participants from all over Africa. The winner of the WIM Lagos Gold and Gemstone Jewelry Competition 2023 will be announced

Master Class Training and Workshops (Gemstones identification and grading)

Master Class: will be offered on the following topics:

  1.  Gemstones identification by physical properties
  2. Gemstones identification by optical properties
  3. Fundamentals of gemstones faceting
  4. Jewelry care & restoration business




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Visa Requirements

This is to notify the General public that Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS) has rolled out a new Visa on Arrival Application Process for all Business Travelers and African Union Countries except ECOWAS member Countries. According, all Visitors coming to Nigeria from these countries shall be required to follow the process below: The VOA facility is available to two categories of travelers:
  1. Frequently traveled to High Net worth Investors with business interest in Nigeria.
  2. Citizen of African Countries.
  • Frequently Traveled Business Persons of International Reputes
  • Executive of Multi-national Companies
  • Member’s of Government Delegation
  • Holder of United Nations Laissez-Passer
  • Holders of African Union Laissez-Passer
  • Holders of any other Officials Travel document of other recognized International organizations who intend to Visit Nigeria.

Business Travelers

Note: Visa on Arrival is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require a visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements. How to Apply for Visa on Arrival (Business Travelers) Step1: Apply and Make Payment
  1. To begin your application, Please visit the NIS portal at and select Apply for Visa on Arrival.
  2. Complete Application and Make Payments.

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Letter of Invitation

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Lodging Options

Victoria Island

The Blowfish Hotel (4 star)

17 Oju Olobun Cl, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos.
Phone: 0708 007 0329
Prices are 55k, 65k, 75k and 85k

Hotel Bon Voyage (4 Star)
57a, AJ Marinho Drive, Off Tony Anegbode St, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Phone: 0811 888 8080
Room rates are 42k, 54k, 60k, 78k, 90k, 156k and 180k

Riviera Suites(4 Star)
20 Elsie Femi Pearse St, Victoria Island 101241, Lagos.
Phone: 0905 549 3897
Standard - 40k, Deluxe - 60k, Junior - 79k

4 The Art Hotel (3 star) Plot 13A, Block 111 Chief Yesufu Abiodun Oniru Rd, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos Phone: 0916 610 5381 Room Rates: Duke - 150k, Duke Deluxe - 175k, Duke Superior - 195K, Prince - 250k, Prince Deluxe - 295k, Emporer - 525k.

Sun Heaven Hotels and Resort(4 stars) Hotel Ikoyi.html#content4-k 191 A Adeleke Adedoyin St, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos. Phone: 0806 618 7774 Standard Room (Discounted) - 35k, Deluxe room (Discounted) - 45k, Executive Room (Discounted) - 55k. There are 16 standard rooms

4 points by Sheraton(4 Stars)

Plot 9/10 Block 2 Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Victoria Island 021189, Lagos. Phone: 014489444 Standard - 100k, Deluxe - 105k, Executive -132k. All rooms come with complementary breakfast for 1


Corniche Hotel(4 star)

2 Olaitan Senbanjo St, Lekki Phase 1 105102, Lagos
Phone: 0903 460 0000
Standard 45k
Executive 70k
Signature 80k
Studio 100k

MayHill Hotel(4 star)
Executive room is 55k.

Boardroom Apartments(4 star) Prince Samuel Adedoyin St, Lekki Penninsula II 106104, Lekki, Lagos.
Phone: 0908 805 0582
Classic rooms = 55k

Swiss International The Vistana(4 star) Vistana Hotel Rd, Eti-Osa 105102, Lagos.
Phone: 0803 666 6068
Rooms are 80k

Terraform Hotel(5 star) 15 Wole Olateju Cres, Lekki Phase I 106104, Street, Lagos
Phone: 0803 433 5263
There are 5 rooms at 45k
There are 4 rooms at 55k
There are 5 rooms at 85k
And 5 rooms at 100k


The Wheatbaker (5 star)

4 Lawrence Rd, Ikoyi 101233, Lagos.
Phone: + 234(1) 277 3560
Luxury room (134k)
Executive room (200k)
Executive suite (450k)