As part of measures to curb the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic tagged COVID-19, the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) has announced the postponement of its 56th Annual Conference and Exhibition tagged “Ibadan 2020”, scheduled to hold in Ibadan the Oyo State capital from Sunday, 22nd March to Friday, 27th March, 2020, till further notice.
This was made public in a statement signed by the President of NMGS, Engr Obadiah Simon Nkom.
The statement said the postponement was necessitated by the directives from the federal health authorities on the need to limit social interactions among crowds exceeding 50 till further notice as a result of the pandemic in the country.
It further stated that it was a decision reached after careful deliberations and consultations within the council and with very senior members of the society.
“Please be assured of the sanctity and fidelity of the registration of members who have pre-registered for the conference as NMGS remains committed to her obligations to her esteemed members,” the statement noted, adding that a new date would be announced when the decision is made.