By Ozioruva Aliu
BENIN CITY – INVESTORS in solid minerals in Edo state yesterday called on the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to urgently halt activities of illegal miners in the state and particularly in Dagbala, Akoko-Edo local government area where there is large deposit of gold that has become operational base of illegal miners thereby disrupting the activities of genuine mining license holders.
The miners also expressed reservations that not much is being done on several petitions and cry from them to the ministry through the Zonal Mines Office in the state adding that some of them have been forced to abandon their site because of the activities of illegal miners to avert physical clashes.
This appeal was made by the Operating Officer of the one of the companies in Dagbala, Macana Company Limited, Fatai Jimoh after a meeting between the management of the company and the traditional institution of Dagbala led by the Okaku I of…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper