CSO warns of possible sabotage in mining sector

Thirty civil society organizations have sounded the alarm over alleged plans by some individuals to sabotage President Bola Tinubu’s efforts in this area, warning them to stay away from such enemies.

The CSO, which claims to have come up with the allegations after conducting an independent and thorough assessment of the development of Nigeria’s mining industry, blamed the collapse of the mining industry on the part of some people expelled from the government for their involvement in illegal activities in the mining industry. I warned you of a secret plan to invite you. .

A group of 30 bipartisan corporate bodies led by the Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) has advised the Tinubu administration to consider the mining sector as a means of diversifying Nigeria’s revenue from the oil sector to non-oil sectors.

The two organizations’ positions were conveyed in a joint statement on Tuesday, signed by their ambassadors. Mr. Melvin Eje, GOPRI Executive Director. Dr. Ibrahim Khalifa, National Coordinator, African Center for Justice and Good Governance. Engineering Bashir Dan Zaria, Executive Director, Conference of North West Professionals Network (CONOWP); Dr Remi Edun, National Coordinator of Community Action for Development (CAD) and Dr Ngozi Amaechi, National Women Empowerment Network. (Nawon), respectively.

In a statement, the organizations warned of an alleged smear campaign against mining sector leaders.

The statement reads: “We are shocked by the kind of transformation and major reforms that are taking place in the Ministry of Solid Minerals, especially the Nigeria Mines and Cadastral Authority.

“Our findings show that Nigeria’s mining ledger is fully digitized and reformed, making it competitive anywhere in the world.

“However, we caution the government and Nigerians to be wary of any defamatory acts against government institutions and their leaders.

“Some of the large companies specializing in illegal and fraudulent mining activities that have been ousted may wish to fight back from reforms such as those taking place in the Nigeria Cadastral Authority,” the statement warned.

Source: dailypost.ng

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