Yobe State Authorities has urged miners working within the state with out license to acquire one from the related authorities or danger being sanctioned accordingly.
Hon. Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa, Chairman of the State Committee for Mobilization and Sensitization of Communities with Mineral Deposits, who additionally doubles because the Commissioner of Surroundings, handed down the warning when he led different members of the committee on an advocacy go to to some emirate councils within the state.
At Fika Emirate, the Commissioner defined to the monarch that the aim of the go to was to enlighten and create consciousness on the risks of unlawful mining of their domains, noting that authorities has put mandatory mechanisms in place to sanitize the sector for the event of the state.
He maintained that whoever desires to mine within the state should henceforth register and acquire licence from Federal Authorities earlier than could be allowed to function in any a part of the state.
Karasuwa added that registered miners should additionally inform emirate council(s) the place the mineral useful resource is obtainable and that emirate(s) should additionally convey the message all the way down to District, Village in addition to Ward heads respectively.
Alhaji Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa, the Emir of Fika, represented by the Council’s Secretary, Baba Alkali, lauded the initiative and, due to this fact, counseled Governor, Mai Mala Buni for constituting the committee, whereas assuring that his kingdom will assist the transfer a hundred percent assist .
The committee was additionally at Pataskum and Tikau emirate councils the place the identical message was delivered to them by the Committee’s Chairman, Hon. Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa.
Each Emirs have agreed in rules to wholeheartedly assist the initiative geared toward decreasing to barest minimal indiscriminate mining which they believed is dangerous to the atmosphere.