Sunday, 2 October 2016

Unemployed Youths Deprived of 500,000 Jobs by Illegal Miners in Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Thursday in Abuja said that illegal mining of minerals had deprived the nation of around 500,000 employments.Unemployed Youths Deprived of 500,000 Jobs by Illegal Miners in Nigeria

This took after a consistent selection of a move by Rep. Solomon Maren (PDP-Plateau).

Maren focused on the need to control the exercises of illicit diggers in the nation.

The legislator said the mining and solid mineral segment was a multi-billion naira segment that was being undermined by the exercises of unlawful miners.

He said, "These illicit diggers are diminishing Nigeria's stake in solid minerals and other crude materials furthermore denying the nation of around 500,000 occupations for the teeming unemployed young people."

He said that the illegal miners don't add to the advancement of host groups as a component of corporate social duty.

Maren additionally noticed that the exercises of illegal miners had presented host groups to risky natural conditions.

The House, in its determination, asked the Federal Government to proclaim a highly sensitive situation in the solid minerals part to differentiate from oil to non-oil sources of income for the nation.

The House also mandated the Committee on Solid Minerals Development to investigate the activities of miners, their collaborators and sponsors as well as the extent of involvement of foreign and local firms and report back within four weeks.


The House likewise ordered the Committee on Solid Minerals Development to explore the exercises of diggers, their colleagues and supporters and also the degree of inclusion of outside and nearby firms and report back inside four weeks.



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