Design and implementation of a strategy for the development of Nigeria’s gemstone and jewellery industry
The growth of the Nigerian jewellery industry depends on the establishment of a performing institution and the development of a workforce that is skilled in all aspects of jewellery making. Once this is realised, the local jewellery industry will be able to meet the insatiable national market for quality jewellery products. This will in turn increase import substitution, create jobs and increase the export value of Nigeria’s gemstones and jewellery abroad.
The project which is a sub-component of the World Bank funded MinDiver support program will extensively contribute to the sector’s growth by designing and implementing a development strategy for Nigeria’s gemstone and jewellery industry. It will also include the commissioning of a training workshop and vocational training of master jewellery makers.