Adeleke halts mining licence operators in Osun

The governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has halted all mining companies doing business in the state.

The state administration claims that this is a step toward the governor’s goal of reforming the state’s solid mineral industry.

According to a statement released by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, the Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye, instructed the license operators to report to the Committee on Assets Verification and Recovery with copies of the Memorandum of Understanding.

The statement partly reads, “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.

“All 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, which governs their relationship with the state government.

“This is in furtherance of Governor Adeleke’s resolve to recover all funds owed Osun State and stop the reaping of state assets from mining to revenue collection.

“All operators are to report to the committee on Monday by 12 p.m.”



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