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FG Vows to Eradicate Quackery in Mining Sector

Hauwa Ali

The commitment of the Federal Government to combat and eradicate quackery in the extractive industry, a sector widely recognized as Nigeria’s significant source of wealth, has been reiterated by Dele Alake, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development,
The minister made this declaration during the 13th Induction ceremony of the Council of Nigeria Mining Engineers And Geoscientists, COMEG.
This ceremony marked the 13th occasion of inducting and presenting certificates to qualified mining engineers, geoscientists, and tertiary institutions.
COMEG, emphasizing its dedication to instilling professionalism in the industry in alignment with the Renewed Hope agenda of the current government, renewed its commitment during this event.
Minister Alake expressed his enthusiasm about the Council’s renewed vigor to align with the vision of the Bola Tinubu administration. He urged the graduating students and successful institutions to prioritize credibility, honesty, and transparency in their endeavors.
In an unequivocal statement reflecting the government’s staunch stance against quackery, Minister Alake declared that mining engineers and geoscientists not certified by COMEG would be disqualified henceforth.
A significant moment during the event was the symbolic presentation of the COMEG Accreditation Certificate to the Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, by Minister Dele Alake.
The accreditation certificates for other successful tertiary institutions are anticipated to be presented to their respective vice chancellors as COMEG affirms its ongoing commitment to advancing professionalism in the industry.

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