Oyo Govt Moves To End Illegal Mining .....Partners NSCDC - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Oyo Govt Moves To End Illegal Mining .....Partners NSCDC

Oyo State Government says it is ready to strengthen collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), as part of moves to end all forms of illegal mining in the State 

The Director General,Oyo State Mineral Development Agency,Hon. Abiodun Oni expressed the readiness  in Ibadan on Monday during a visit to the Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Michael Adaralewa.

Oni described NSCDC as a strategic partner in the fight against illegal mining in the State, adding that the visit was geared towards stopping stealing and irregularities in the state mining sector by illegal miners. 

He stated that the State Government would  not allow the illegal act of stealing and irregularities going on in the mining sector by some individuals. 

Oni added that the Oyo State Government was ready to sanitize the state mining sector through the Mining Act and all relevant Laws.

The DG appreciated the NSCDC Oyo State command for their support during the previous enforcement exercise in the state mining sector. 

He further urged the state command to put more efforts in their support, adding that illegal miners are on rampage with the believe that they can not be caught.

In his reply, the Commandant of Oyo State NSCDC command, Commandant Michael Adaralewa appreciated the state government for her support in the provisions of security cars, vans, security gadgets among others.

He urged the State Government to provide more security equipment such as security cars, security gadgets, guns among others logistics for the fight against the illegal miners.

The Commandant promised the NSCDC, Oyo command's readiness to partner with the state government in the fight against illegal miners.

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