Lawan deplores illegal mining, labels perpetrators rogues
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described illegal miners as rogues determined to undermine the sovereignty of Nigeria,He spoke after the chamber considered a report, “Roundtable Discussion on the Need for Continuous Implementation of Policy Reforms for the Diversification of the Nigerian Economy through the Solid Minerals Sector’’ put together by the Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura-led Committee on Solid Minerals, Mines, Steel Development and Metallurgy.
His words: “It is our duty to have legislation either in form of amendment or new legislations to ensure that the solid minerals sector is supported.
“Where we need policy, we suggest to the executive policy areas that they should focus on, in addition to what they are already doing. And of course, guidelines would be necessary on how this sector is operated.” He warned exploitation of the nation’s minerals by unauthorised foreigners.
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