30 illegal miners killed in Kwara

Date: 2017-05-06

No fewer than 30 illegal miners may have lost their lives in recent times in Kaima Local Government area of Kwara State.

A member of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Muhammed Baaziki, representing Kaima State Constituency in the House disclosed this.

Baaziki, who spoke on the floor of the House on Tuesday, decried the activities of illegal miners scattered all over the state.

The lawmaker said, "The illegal miners use hazardous blast to blow open the mines and this usually have adverse effects on the health of workers on site, who normally do not wear protective gear.

There was a time the locals counted more than 30 corpses at the mine site."The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad, frowned on a situation where the state was being shortchanged by the illegal miners.

Ahmad decried the impunity with which the miners operate by making it impossible to ascertain the volume of what they mine, resulting in the loss of the 13 percent derivation that should accrue to the state.

He, however, pledged the resolve of the house to ensure that the activities of the illegal miners were curtailed and the state got the appropriate revenue for all its natural resources mined. "It is saddening that Kwara has been adjudged the state with worst cases of illegal mining in the whole of Africa. This is an embarrassing statistics," he stressed.

Source

Click to add/read Comments

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Kwara Hotel     Oke-Odo     Kwara State Internal Revenue Service     Micheal Imodu-Ganmo Road     Hassan A. Saliu     Ita-Ore     Gabriel Fashanu     Government House     John Obuh     Lak Jimoh     Segun Adeniyi     Is'haq Modibbo Kawu     Mumeen Lah     Ilorin Descendants Progressive Union     Musa Ayinla Yeketi     Baboko     Oniyangi Kunle Sulaiman     Innocent Okoye     Tafida Of Kaiama     Ramadhan     Alfa Modibbo Belgore     Alimi Abdulrazaq     Asa     Hausa     Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh     Durosinlohun Kawu     Rex Olawoye     Saraki     Tunde Akanbi     Sulyman Atolagbe Alege     Olateju Lukman     IEDPU     Kale Ayo     Maja     Sabo-Oke     Bola Sagaya     Abdulganiyu Oladosu     Omupo     Lawan     Isiaka Danmeromu     Kupchi Hosea Maxwell     Oyawoye     Oke-Kura     Ali Ahmad     Awili Pedro     Segun Olawoyin     Ibrahim Kayode Adeyemi     Ekweremadu     Olayinka Are     Ahman Patigi     Olatunji Ayeni     Ibrahim Labaika     Makama     Jamiu Oyawoye     Police Commissioner     Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency     Share/Tsaragi     Oju Ekun Sarumi     Henry Olaosebikan     Abdulkadri Ahmad Alaiye     Soffiyyallah Kamaldeen     Offa Poly     Al-Adaby     Lafiagi     Ilofa     Ajeigbe     George Funsho Adebayo     Ifelodun     Oni Adebayo     Kannike     Council Of The Wise     Emir Of Ilorin     Idofin     Kwasu     Yeketi     Fatai Adeniyi Garba     Saidu Isa