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MINING FUELING INSECURITY IN NIGERIA DEPUTY SPEAKER

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MINING FUELING INSECURITY IN NIGERIA DEPUTY SPEAKER                                                                               12-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                       The Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Mr Benjamin Kalu, says the the current practice of mining in Nigeria has contributed largely to the insecurity confronting the nation.
The Deputy Speaker stated this in Abuja at a Public Policy Dialogue on Solid Minerals organized by the House Committee on Solid Minerals.

The Public Policy Dialogue brought together Policy Makers, experts and actors in the mining sector to deliberate on how to harness and improve the potential of the sector for the Socio-economic development of the country.
The Deputy Speaker Mr Benjamin Kalu, who emphasized that the nation’s mineral resources have remained untapped, said the tenth Assembly is working on legislation that if passed it will transform the mining sector.
Mr. Kalu, explained that if the mining sector is properly harnessed, it will create millions of job to Nigerians as well as increased the nation’s GDP.

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, said to achieve the desired growth in the mining sector, there was the need to reform policies that had hindered the progress of the sector.
The Chairman House Committee on Solid Minerals, Mr. Gaza Jonathan, said the new legislation if passed will ensure five percent for host community where mining takes place.
Mr. Gaza, urged stakeholders in the sector to work cohesively and leverage on technology to develop the mining sector where more opportunities will be created for sustainable development.

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