Kogi govt introduce stringent measures for mining consent
In a significant development, the Kogi State Government has officially prohibited the issuance of consent letters to miners without prior approval.
This directive was communicated by the Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Engr. Bashiru, during a press briefing held at the Glass House, Government House.
The announcement followed a crucial meeting between the State Government and key stakeholders in the mining sector.
Engr. Bashiru underscored that moving forward, all community development agreements must undergo thorough vetting before any mining activities are permitted within the State.
Emphasizing the State Government’s unwavering dedication to instilling order in mining activities, the Commissioner reassured the public of their commitment.
He stressed that the government’s endeavors are centered on safeguarding the well-being of residents in proximity to mining operations, protecting the environment, and ensuring that only authorized miners engage in lawful activities.
Additionally, communities are expected to benefit from the approved mining activities around their vicinity.