Lalong wants stiffer action on illegal mining

Written by on August 23, 2022

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has called for stiffer action against illegal mining in the north and other parts of Nigeria.

Lalong made the call at the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Lagos.

In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Dr Makut Macham, on Monday in Jos, he decried that illegal mining had continued to cause economic and security challenges in the nation.

He described the impact of illegal mining as similar to oil bunkering and called for urgent steps to address the menace.

He said the governor called for deliberate efforts on strengthening unity and progress in Nigeria, while admonishing the exploitation of religion and ethnicity at the detriment of nationhood.


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