The federal authorities has requested these it categorized as speculators to go away mine fields within the nation for critical traders to take over.
Director-general and chief govt officer of the Nigerian Mining Cadastre Workplace (MCO) Engr Obadiah Simon Nkom gave the directive when the executives of the Miners Affiliation of Nigeria (MAN) led by its President, Alh. Kabiru Mohammed Kankara, paid him a courtesy go to lately in Abuja.
Nikon in a press release mentioned MCO has the duty of guaranteeing that energetic mine websites are secured for critical traders, entreating stakeholders to affix fingers with the federal government in finishing up its plan to diversify the financial system by means of the mining sector.
He mentioned “We now have many operators who’re misusing licenses given to them and that is the place we should draw a line between inefficiency and ineptitude, whilst a lot as we wish to encourage many miners within the trade these that do not have enterprise in mining ought to go away and let the mines subject be cleared”.
Whereas commending the braveness exhibited by the affiliation, the MCO boss mentioned all the problems dropped at the desk by the affiliation to safe waiver for members due to Covid -19 pandemic and the safety challenges in some elements of the nation can’t be handled in isolation however with adherence to the insurance policies of the Mining Act.
He assured of the Company’s readiness to collaborate with MAN, however warned that group consent have to be sought at mine websites to forestall disaster.
Commending the trouble of Engr Nkom in direction of repositioning MCO, Alhaji Mohammed lamented the shortcomings brought on by Covid-19 pandemic, inaccessibility of the N30 billion Intervention for the Artisanal and Small Scale Miners “as a result of bureaucratic bottlenecks of the managing establishment” in addition to safety challenges confronted by operators in numerous elements of the nation.
The MAN President, whereas pledging its continued dedication to collaborate and cooperate with MCO, appealed for waiver for the years 2020 and 2021 annual service charges for all relevant extant Mineral Titles and overview of the deadline for the settlement of all excellent indebtedness on Mineral Titles service charges.
In attendance had been the Administration Employees of MCO, the Director Normal of the Nigerian Geological Survey Company (NGSA), Dr. Garuba Abdulrasaq and the Senior Particular Adviser to the Minister of Mines and Metal Improvement, Mr. Olu Adedayo.