Licensed Miners Applaud Nigeria Govt's Crackdown On Illegal Mining In Kogi

Licensed Miners Applaud Nigeria Govt’s Crackdown On Illegal Mining In Kogi

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Licensed and legal coal miners in Kogi State have expressed their gratitude to the Federal and State Governments for joint efforts in curbing illegal mining activities.

In an official statement, the miners commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dele Alake, and Kogi State Governor  Yahaya Bello, for their commitment to tackling the issue.

The miners expressed support for the government’s initiative, emphasizing the collaborative approach taken to eradicate illegal mining. “We hereby issue this press statement to express our earnest appreciation,” the statement read in part.

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Furthermore, the miners extended their appreciation to the security agencies involved in the operation, acknowledging their crucial role in combating illegal miners.

This follows the Federal Government’s ban on illegal mining activities, announced by Minister Dele Alake.

The Kogi State Government, acting swiftly, formed a Joint Taskforce comprising various security agencies and mining authorities to curb activities of illegal miners. Between December 18, 2023, and January 7, 2024, the taskforce successfully impounded 21 trucks loaded with coal, totaling 945 tons, as a result of illegal mining activities.

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The state government underscored its commitment to maintaining the integrity of the mining sector and protecting the economy and security of the country.


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