Introduction

The Port Harcourt Chapter of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) will host the 57th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, tagged “Garden City 2022” at the Presidential Hotel Port Harcourt.  Based on the protocols established by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curtail further spread of the virus, the Council of the NMGS approved that the 57th NMGS AICE “Garden City 2022” will be a Hybrid Conference comprising both physical attendance and virtual attendance through IT multimedia platforms. The details of how you can participate will be published in advance of the respective dates.

Kindly note the following:

  • All members who had pre-registered and will attend physically and those who will register at the conference venue will receive all conference documents (Conference bags, Programme, Conference Book of Abstracts and Proceedings).
  • All who had pre-registered and will be participating virtually should indicate to the LOC so that they can receive the conference documents as indicated under (i) above through their Chapter representatives.
  •  All members will receive e-copy of the Book of Abstracts.
  •  Only authors who have paid the registration fees will be allowed to make presentations (either virtual or physical) at the technical sessions and their abstracts published in the Conference Program, Book of Abstracts and Book of Proceedings.

Distinguished members, you are all cordially invited to attend and participate actively at conference

President’s Remarks on “Garden City 2022”

Alabo Charlesye David Charles FNMGS, FNIS, JP 31st President of the NMGS

On behalf of Council and the entire membership of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), it is my pleasure to join the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 57th Annual International Conference and Exhibition (AICE) tagged “Garden City – 2022” to invite members, friends and associates of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, to participate in the 57th AICE holding from 13-19 March, 2022 at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt. The conference is being hosted by the Port Harcourt Chapter which covers Rivers and Bayelsa states with three universities offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Geology. The last time the chapter hosted the NMGS AICE was in 2002.

The conference theme for “Garden City 2022” is Geosciences, Mining and Environmental Sustainability”. The conference theme aptly reflects the increasing global emphasis on the need to enhance long-term environmental quality in all human activities and mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. Environmental issues related to oil and gas exploitation in the Niger Delta have been widely reported. Port Harcourt is located in the Niger Delta and home to operational/administrative offices of major International Oil Companies is uniquely qualified to host the 57th AICE. The on-going remediation activities of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) in Ogoni will provide participants a good opportunity to see modern remediation techniques. In addition, the conference also promises participants the revered Rivers’ hospitality, rich culture and exciting Port Harcourt experience.

The conference has been well packaged with several interesting activities to stimulate academic and professional discussions as well as exchange of knowledge and experiences regarding environmental issues and challenges in the development of Nigeria’s geological resources. The students, our professionals of tomorrow, are encouraged to participate actively in order to be adequately equipped to face current and future professional challenges. The conference also provides a unique platform for companies, institutions and states in the region to exhibit their services and products to a wide spectrum of potential customers.

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