April 12, 2024
Alake Blames Foreign Illegal Miners For Banditry In Nigeria
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Alake Blames Foreign Illegal Miners For Banditry In Nigeria

The Minister of Solid Minerals, Mr Dele Alake, says foreign illegal miners are sponsoring banditry in Nigeria.

Speaking while briefing state house correspondents shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House in Abuja on yesterday, the minister gave the assurances that his ministry is taking steps to inject new technologies into the mining sector to tackle the challenge and enable Nigeria to have optimum benefits from the solid minerals sector.

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He also said his ministry is liaising with the Nigerian armed forces and other security agencies in the country to boost security in areas where solid minerals abound in the country.

Minister Alake added that the Federal Executive Council approved a draft policy document on the solid minerals sector which highlights measures to be taken for adequate utilization of the country’s mineral resources.

    • 6 months ago

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