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Title: A study of coal production in Nigeria

Abstract

The Nigerian coal industry was studied. The focus was on the problems which have caused low production output of coal. More specifically, the study examined the present techniques of coal production, the causes of low production of coal, the coal production policy as it affected this study, and proposed policy measures to address the findings. It was discovered that some of the limiting factors to coal production in Nigeria could be attributed to the lack of the following: (i) clear and specific production-demand targets set for coal in Nigeria; (ii) adequate technological capability to mechanize coal mining operations in Nigeria; (iii) venture capital to invest in coal production; (iv) poor infrastructural facilities for coal production such as mining, storage, transportation, etc. It was also discovered that the dissatisfaction of the miners with their conditions of service influenced production capacity negatively. These findings point to the reality that coal is unlikely to play a major role in the country's energy equation in the near future unless serious efforts are made to address the above issues.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. (Obafemi Awolowo Univ., Lle-Lfe (Nigeria))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6648036
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6648036
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Materials and Society; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15:4; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-6399
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COAL; PRODUCTION; COAL MINING; RECOMMENDATIONS; NIGERIA; ENERGY POLICY; COAL INDUSTRY; COMPILED DATA; MARKETING; MINERS; AFRICA; ANIMALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; DATA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INDUSTRY; INFORMATION; MAMMALS; MAN; MATERIALS; MINING; NUMERICAL DATA; PERSONNEL; PRIMATES; VERTEBRATES 015000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 293000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation

Citation Formats

Akarakiri, J.B., Afonja, A.A., and Okejiri, E.C.. A study of coal production in Nigeria. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Akarakiri, J.B., Afonja, A.A., & Okejiri, E.C.. A study of coal production in Nigeria. United States.
Akarakiri, J.B., Afonja, A.A., and Okejiri, E.C.. Tue . "A study of coal production in Nigeria". United States.
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title = {A study of coal production in Nigeria},
author = {Akarakiri, J.B. and Afonja, A.A. and Okejiri, E.C.},
abstractNote = {The Nigerian coal industry was studied. The focus was on the problems which have caused low production output of coal. More specifically, the study examined the present techniques of coal production, the causes of low production of coal, the coal production policy as it affected this study, and proposed policy measures to address the findings. It was discovered that some of the limiting factors to coal production in Nigeria could be attributed to the lack of the following: (i) clear and specific production-demand targets set for coal in Nigeria; (ii) adequate technological capability to mechanize coal mining operations in Nigeria; (iii) venture capital to invest in coal production; (iv) poor infrastructural facilities for coal production such as mining, storage, transportation, etc. It was also discovered that the dissatisfaction of the miners with their conditions of service influenced production capacity negatively. These findings point to the reality that coal is unlikely to play a major role in the country's energy equation in the near future unless serious efforts are made to address the above issues.},
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journal = {Materials and Society; (United States)},
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volume = 15:4,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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