Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday met with Dele Alake, minister of solid minerals development, alongside governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Umar Bago of Kwara and Niger, respectively, in Abuja
The meeting focused on issues of revalidating licenses given to mining companies who have gone out of their scope as well as security challenges faced by operators were discussed at the meeting.
Speaking on the meeting, Alake said the federal government is committed to sanitising mining operations in the country and ensuring adequate security.
“We are moving forward to sanitise mining operations in Nigeria to ensure adequate security of lives, properties, and operating environment,” Alake said.
“The devastation caused by security breaches has been discussed exhaustively and we are resolving all of these to ensure the objective of rapid development of the mining sector is achieved in the shortest time possible.”