…says 1, 346 artisanal mining cooperatives registered
…as 250 mining communities receive infrastructural devt
By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Architect Olamilekan, has disclosed that 1, 759 illegal mining sites have been uncovered across the country.
Adegbite made this known at the 3rd National Council on Mining and Minerals Resources Development, NCMMRD, meeting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, with the theme, ‘Nigeria minerals and metal sector: spectrum for investment opportunities for economic growth and development’.