Illegal Mining: Oyo govt, MIREMCO Fixes Date for Verification of Consent Letter

Oyo State Government, through, Oyo State Mineral Development Agency in collaboration with Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO) will commence the Verification of Consent Letters and Community Development Agreement in the State’s Mining Sector on September 25th to October 27th, 2023.

The Director General of the Agency , Hon. Abiodun Oni , disclosed this while addressing Journalists in his office, at the Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

Hon. Abiodun Oni explained further that Governor Makinde led administration felt that it was important to partner with all stakeholders to sanitize the Oyo State mining sector in tandem with the Mining Act and all relevant Laws.

He said the verification will put an end to stealing in mining industry where billions have been signed away .
According to him,: The state is blessed with different types of minerals, but if the minerals are not well channel, it won’t be of benefit.

“I am urging Obas, Land Owners, Miners, Quarry Operators and all other relevant stakeholders to comply with the tenact or rules guiding the industry in the state because any act of non-compliance will be treated as an economic sabotage against the people/government of the state and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Also speaking at the meeting,the coordinating Director of the Agency, Mrs. Jolade Omidiran, admonished all stakeholders in the mining sector to comply with the directive of the government, saying that it will not be business as usual but business with decorum.

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