At inception in 1944, the Association was called the Association of African Miners and it was meant to protect the interest of the African mine workers. Later, it transmuted into an association of Nigerian Mine Owners which later changed its name to Miners Association of Nigeria in 1993. It is the umbrella body of all other trade and industry associations in the mining industry.
A business association in the mining industry that is well structured to capture all categories of miners in Nigeria. Gem Stones Entrepreneur Association of Nigeria, Dimension Stones Association of Nigeria, and Association of Miners and Processors of Barite, are all members of MAN. The Association is governed by elected executives of eight officers and is made up of Thirty-Two state chapters.
The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) is a National Industry Association whose diverse membership (Over 4000) includes entities and individuals that are directly involved in mineral resources exploration and exploitation in Nigeria. MAN membership comprises of exploration, quarry, and mining companies. It also encompasses services and Consultancy firms that relate to mining sector