Ogun Land Bureau Makes Effort to Curb Illegal Mining

The Special Adviser/Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Aina Salami has said that his agency will continue to synergise with other relevant agencies in land use, to put an end to dangers inherent in mining.

Mr. Salami stated this during an inspection to a mining site in Simawa, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, noting that safety of lives and property was paramount to the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Represented by the Senior Special Assistant (Legal), Mr. Emmanuel Akande who led the visiting team said illegal mining poses serious havoc to residents, warning the perpetrators to desist from the act.

“Mining done illegally does no one any good, especially if it portends danger for the residents, and the State government will continue to engage relevant stakeholders at ensuring that it puts an end to the act, to protect it citizens”, Salami said.

On his part, the representative of Transmission Company of Nigeria, Engr. Olufemi Kuye, said the mining could affect power transmission lines, adding that his organisation was ready to support government’s action to avert occurrence of disaster.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Redeemed Christian Church of God Committee on Land, Pastor Gbadebo Lawal stated that the prompt intervention of government agencies to stop illegal mining would help control the situation.