AS THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETS IN ABUJA

By Bilkisu Adejoh

A technical committee charged with the responsibility of setting up a joint task force to address the challenges of illegal mining in Nigeria has converged in Abuja to deliberate on key issues.

The meeting was held on Tuesday 30th January 2024, at the Force Headquarters to respond to the frantic efforts of President Bola Tinubu’s stance to ensure sanity in the country’s mining sector.

A statement by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer 30th January 2024 said the Committee meeting had in attendance the representatives from the Armed Forces, Police, NSCDC, Ministry of Solid Minerals, Environment, and other relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

The mandate of the proposed task force is multifaceted, aiming to curb illegal mining activities perpetrated by both foreigners and Nigerians.

Key objectives include enhancing security in mining areas, enforcing mining laws, ensuring proper warehousing and monitoring of explosives, and advancing environmental sustainability in our mining operations.

The committee further maintained its stand to support the agenda of the Federal Government in its quest for economic recovery and growth as well as the socio-political development of Nigeria.

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