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Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by OEPHIUS(m): 7:32pm On Mar 23, 2019

…Laments “Ghost investors”

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has appealed to the federal government to take effective measures to ensure the commencement of mining operations at the authorized locations in the state for proper harnessing of the inherent benefits of the mineral resources.

Gov. Ugwuanyi who made the appeal when he hosted the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, at the Government House, Enugu, on courtesy call, stated that “the existing coal mines in Enugu State have long been abandoned”.

He lamented those he described as “Ghost investors”, whose companies, mining leases/ licenses were awarded to by the federal government for years for the exploitation of the minerals in the state but have shown little or no interest.

“We are compelled to describe them as Ghost investors because they have hardly been seen anywhere near the supposed mining areas”, the governor said.

He pointed out that “as a consequence of the inactivity of these companies, all tiers of government in the state have been losing excessive amount of revenue through the non payment of royalties, VAT, tenement rates, land use charges, PAYEE etc”.

Gov. Ugwuanyi expressed optimism that “the Honorable Minister of State is in a position to appreciate our concerns and expectations regarding these issues” and “will use your good office to address the said issues promptly and satisfactorily for the benefit of the nation”.

Earlier in his speech, Hon. Bwari congratulated Gov. Ugwuanyi on his reelection and eulogized his leadership qualities as “a gentleman par excellence whom we worked together very well and closely in the National Assembly”, saying that he was not surprised by the overwhelming love and support the people of Enugu State have extended to him.

The Minister, who informed the governor that he was in Enugu for 53rd Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), reminded him that “Enugu story cannot be completed without mentioning of mining”, stressing: “Mining is Enugu and Enugu is mining”.

While expressing delight with collaborations between states and federal government in the industry, the Minister disclosed that “we are encouraging states to set up special purpose vehicles”, where “they can form their own company, acquire licenses, go into mining, either on their own or partnership with other agencies”.

Enugu State is in the hands of God! #amokelouis







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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Pabloosas(m): 7:38pm On Mar 23, 2019
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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Onyeedum(m): 7:39pm On Mar 23, 2019
The amount mineral resources in Nigeria is inversely proportional to it Government Head.
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by joegigs(m): 7:39pm On Mar 23, 2019
Too long mteecheew
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Nobody: 7:39pm On Mar 23, 2019
Coal? Not in this century. Except for generating electricity.
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by ayodaisi: 7:40pm On Mar 23, 2019
Good development
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by graccce: 7:40pm On Mar 23, 2019
Working governor, God bless you.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by PotatoSalad(m): 7:40pm On Mar 23, 2019
He should be strict with improper waste disposal defaulters.
Those men and women will get up at 5 to clean up the roads and some idiots will start littering everywhere as early as 7am.
Very annoying.
Enugu town remains one of the best places to live in Nigeria.
From the morning okpa to their 24/7 power supply and hospitable ladies cool

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by amaniro: 7:41pm On Mar 23, 2019
Propagandist.
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Nobody: 7:43pm On Mar 23, 2019
Where is the nickel fayemi made noise about

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by peteruuu(m): 7:47pm On Mar 23, 2019
I'm presently in Enugu and lemme tell y'all something hey!..

There's good road here mehn..

In kwara where I come from, SARAKI IS A THIEF.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Nobody: 7:47pm On Mar 23, 2019
Lots of states have unmined mineral resources that this useless government doesn't encourage the states to develop

Unfortunately no state can just mine without approval of the federal minister , hence why power needs to be decentralized to the states

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by wink2015: 7:50pm On Mar 23, 2019
What stop the Enugu state government from seeking for foreign investors to mine the solid mineral?

Must federal government be brought in at every time.

Can 't states in Nigeria source for funds themselves and embark on capital project.

The Enugu state government should not look towards the federal government.They should partner with the Chinese to get the production kick started.

The federal government the Enugu state government is seeking support from is still grappling with Ajaokuta steel and uncompleted railway project.

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by rotcesar: 7:54pm On Mar 23, 2019
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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by INTEGRITYA1(m): 8:00pm On Mar 23, 2019
Nice one, there is need to drive IGR.
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by muykem: 8:11pm On Mar 23, 2019
They should allow state to invest in mining and monitor by FG
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Num07033711115(m): 8:15pm On Mar 23, 2019
Nice 1
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by tropaz(m): 8:20pm On Mar 23, 2019
God bless Enugu state Nigeria

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by zuchyblink(m): 8:58pm On Mar 23, 2019
A country structured to fail or structured for failure. States cannot mine solid minerals at there backyard

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Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Ttipsy(m): 9:03pm On Mar 23, 2019
nice
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by jamachi(m): 9:39pm On Mar 23, 2019
At this day and age we are mining coal, the don't even know the implications of what all these fossil fuels do to the environment.
Instead of looking for and funding means of clean green energy .
Carry on with your rudderless government .
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Igahbarr: 9:41pm On Mar 23, 2019
Just like the Gov noted, most of the minerals especially, coal has been acquired by ghost investors while the real investors no longer have space to acquire licences
Re: Ugwuanyi Canvasses Commencement Of Mining Operations In Enugu …laments “ghost I by Nobody: 9:47pm On Mar 23, 2019
wink2015:
What stop the Enugu state government from seeking for foreign investors to mine the solid mineral?

Must federal government be brought in at every time.

Can 't states in Nigeria source for funds themselves and embark on capital project.

The Enugu state government should not look towards the federal government.They should partner with the Chinese to get the production kick started.

The federal government the Enugu state government is seeking support from is still grappling with Ajaokuta steel and uncompleted railway project.
you see why we need restructuring?If we talk now you will still be against it.Some projects are on exclusive list of the central govt,but with restructuring each region will rip from it's God given reasources.You all are afraid of restructuring but also complain when system that made the central govt a Demi God is being called to action.How will Nigeria move forward with this kind of mentality.

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