• Thu. Jun 20th, 2024


In a determined effort to bring order to Nigeria’s mining sector, the technical committee appointed by the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, gathered on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

The meeting was convened at the behest of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Abuja, to address the challenges posed by illegal mining in the country.

The Committee, hosted at the Police Force Headquarters, saw representatives from the Armed Forces, Police, NSCDC, Ministry of Solid Minerals, Environment, and other pertinent Ministries, Departments, and Agencies actively participating.

The proposed Taskforce is assigned a comprehensive mandate to tackle illegal mining activities carried out by both foreigners and Nigerians. Key objectives of the taskforce include enhancing security in mining areas, enforcing mining laws, ensuring proper warehousing, monitoring explosives, and promoting environmental sustainability in mining operations.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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