Oyo Govt. Seals Illegal Mining Sites - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, November 10, 2023

Oyo Govt. Seals Illegal Mining Sites

Oyo State Mineral Development Agency has sealed some mining sites, operating without consent letters and community development agreement in the state.

The Director General (DG) of the Agency, Mr Abiodun Oni made this known while addressing newsmen, shortly after the exercise in Ibadan, the state capital 

Oni stated that the decision was to restore order by stopping all illegal activities in the mining sector for the good of the State.

He said prior to this time, the Agency requested for the consent letters, community development agreement and other relevant documents that legalize the operation of every mining industry in the state.

Oni stated further that the state government under the leadership of His Excellency Engr Seyi Makinde is ready to partner with all stakeholders to sanitize Oyo State mining sector as contained in the Mining Act and all relevant Laws.

He said this was the reason for the verification of the relevant documents, by the Oyo State governmen

The DG maintained that the Agency would not condone any act of illegality, adding that the Governor has signed an Executive order, which gives the agency the power to seal any mining industries that fails to comply with the rules and regulations guiding the sector.

The coordinating Director of the Agency, Mrs Jolade Omidiran urged miners and all relevant stakeholders to submit their documents before the enforcement team gets to their site

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