Adeleke suspends mining operations in Osun State

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

In furtherance of his bid to reform the state’s Solid Mineral Sector, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has directed the immediate suspension of all mining firms operating in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Teslim Igbalaye.

According to the statement, all mining operators are to report to the Committee on Assets Verification and Recovery, chaired by Dr B.T Salami with copies of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which governs their relationship with the state government.

Adeleke reiterated his resolve to recover all funds owed the state and stop the reaping of state assets from mining to revenue collection.

The statement added: “The suspension of the operators is to remain in force until the conclusion of the ongoing review of the MOU between the state as the owner of the licences and the operators.”

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