The production of the coal in the Nigeria was started in Enugu in the year 1909. After the six years Ogbete drift mine has opened. But the main fact is that this was merged into a corporation known as Nigerian Coal Corporation in the year 1950 for its operation and others. In the Nigeria, coal industry and production facing challenges which lead them to the inhabitation or to the closure of the industry. Nigeria has the mineral resources and coal is used for many applications. Thus, Nigerian government has started to develop its coal industry as it suitable for the boiler fuel, production of high calorific gas, as well as, the manufacturing of the wide range of chemicals. Their particular properties such as reduced sulfur, low ash material, and reduced polycarbonate properties are the most suitable for the coal-fired power generation plant.
Increasing the production of coal industry to create more employment and revenue
Some of the Nigerian coal additionally utilized to generate formed of high quality metallurgical coke. In the Nigeria, the domestic market of the coal is huge. Aside from that, Nigeria has importing the coal in the form of coke, pellets, briquettes, form coke, and Anthracite. Furthermore, The Nigerian federal government has actually acknowledged the requirement to rejuvenate the nation’s coal mining industry to supply fuel for the power generation as well as domestic usage. Under the assistance of the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Nigeria’s federation government of solid mineral development took on usefulness research study in 2005 to evaluate and establish the possibility of the coal resources.
The coal deposits in the Nigeria are Anambra Coal Basin, Kogi District, Benue District, and Enugu District and many more available to the coal exploration. On the other side, it is recognized that the revitalization as well as advancement of coal industry will certainly enhance the employment generation for Nigerians. Apart from this, it will also produce wealth for the nation. Nigeria is a nation which is don’t have enough power supply for the residents, the coal industry revitalization can generate the enough electricity to fulfil the requirement of the electricity for the nation peoples. Moreover with the coal industry revitalization will add the generation of more megawatts to run the industry machinery as well as power some tools and equipment. The here and now financial difficulties could be transformed for much better if all the required criteria and specification are implemented to the coal industry.