Kogi State Government Orders Stoppage, Operation of Miners Using Crude Method of Mining in the State. … As two die in Omelewu Village, in Imane, Olamaboro LGA

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The Kogi State Government has directed the stoppage and operation of Miners using crude methods of mining in the State, following the death of two persons at a mining site in Olamboro LGA of Kogi State.

The directive was made yesterday after the Kogi State Ministry of Solid Minerals and Natural Resources visited Omelewu Village, in Imane, Olamaboro LGA that harbours
Exodus Mining Company Ltd and Ara Minerals Integrated Nigeria Ltd for an on the spot assessment of the incident.

The State Government, the Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Engr Bashiru Gegu explained has as a matter of urgency, directed the stoppage of Mining activities in Imane District of Olamaboro LGA, described the crude ways of mining by citizens as unacceptable.

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The Commissioner directed the two companies that are into coal mining in the area and the citizens of the community who have resulted into mining coal illegally, using the cadastral unit of the two companies without their consent to stop immediately.

 

The State Government, the Commissioner explained sympathises with the family of those that lost their lives owing to the collapse of illegal mining activities in the area, advised them to use modern ways of mining so as to avoid further occurrence.

The State Government the Commissioner added has directed the Commandant NSCDC to investigate and bring to book any erring citizens found engaging in illegal mining activities.




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