13 August 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
Kogi State Government says it will no longer tolerate illegal mining in the State.
This is contained in a statement by the State Commissioner for Solid minerals, Mohammed Gegu after he visited some illegal mining sites in the State.
It stresses that illegal mining is an economic sabotage to the nation’s economy.
The statement also states that government will henceforth deal with trespassers severely.
It advises miners in the State to get proper documentation adding that the State Government is ready to cooperate with miners who are ready to do genuine business in the State.
It urges them to always relate with his office as he is there not only to protect their interests and provide a conducive environment for them to operate.
According to the Statement the Commissioner who checked some of the illegal holes dugged by the illegal miners, lamented the huge loss of revenue due to the unwholesome act.
It explains that the government of Gov Yahaya Bello is keen in attracting investors to the State but will not tolerate illegal activities.
The statement adds that Government will continue to provide the needed conducive environment for businesses to thrive in the State.