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FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Blue3k(m): 5:10pm On Feb 18
As part of measures being put in place to effectively regulate mining activities, the Federal Government is coming up with an all-encompassing policy to adequately unlock the potentials abound in the sector by encouraging and empowering local miners to take over the mining activities, thereby creating huge job opportunities for more Nigerian youths.

Consequently, the Federal Government is currently working on Downstream Policy with a focus on mining activities centred on over 44 mineral resources for which the country is blessed, devising means through which mining activities will be boosted and combating illegal mining activities with a strict trial of any miners caught without necessary approval for mining.

Speaking in Abeokuta on Tuesday during series of meetings with stakeholders in the mining industry, including Lafarge Africa, Uchechukwu Ogah, Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, warned illegal miners across the country to desist from their illegitimate activities, perfect their mining titles or risk being jailed for a minimum of two years without any option of fine.

Ogah noted that Federal Government is already working on a law that will establish zonal courts across the geopolitical zones where offenders caught without necessary mining approval from Federal Government will be tried and jailed without an option of fine.

He explained that the stringent conditions and adherence to law becomes inevitable owing to fact that Federal Government is working towards using the nation’s mining sector to diversify the economy, mitigate the country’s unemployment rates and also lift over 100 million citizens out of poverty.

Ogah said the Federal Government is working on evolving a synergy between officials of the Federal Ministry of Mines, the State Executive Councils as well as other stakeholders to eliminate some issues and bottlenecks in the area of levies and royalties payable to the government, saying that we can all do better for the country so that government can use the resources to develop Nigeria.

He said, “We want Nigeria to be a mining destination because we want to use this ministry as a key for the diversification of the economy of this country to create employment for the teeming Nigerian youths.

“Mining is key towards the industrialisation of this nation. The fourth industrial revolution can only be by the way of mining and Nigeria is blessed with over 44 mineral resources. That is why we are devoting our time on the way forward to develop this sector.

“As you can see, within a short time, we have come up with a lot of policies to encourage local miners. We are coming up with a policy called – Downstream Policy, that, you cannot take away any more.

“We want to encourage you to do your businesses in genuine ways: pay your royalties and let the Federal Government get money to develop the nation. Do your Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. We are encouraging them because mining is key for the diversification of the economy”.


RAZAQ AYINLA, Abeokuta
https://businessday.ng/news/article/fg-moves-to-establish-zonal-courts-to-try-jail-illegal-miners-for-two-years/amp/

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by slivertongue: 5:19pm On Feb 18
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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by slivertongue: 5:20pm On Feb 18
“We want to encourage you to do your businesses in genuine ways: pay your royalties and let the Federal Government get money to develop the nation. Do your Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. We are encouraging them because mining is key for the diversification of the economy”.
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Blue3k(m): 5:31pm On Feb 18
Nigeria has to nonchalant about tackling this menace. Journalists are the ones uncovering illegal mining opperations while the police are always unaware. Osun beem a hotspot with no arrest being publicized. Just compare it to Ghana where you can read about illegal miners being arrested frequently.

Illegal miners just dont want to pay taxes or follow environmenta laws. The second anything goes wrong like lead poising on Zamfara they vanish.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by omohayek: 7:03pm On Feb 18
More of the same old Nigerian mentality of treating typhoid with paracetamol, or applying a sticking plaster to a stab wound. The basic problem here is one of private property rights, or rather the lack of them. The only workable long-term remedy is to repeal the insane Land Use Act, allow individuals to have free and clear property rights over anything discovered on their land, and then reform the courts to allow said rights to be quickly and affordably enforced. Anything else will just conjure up brand new avenues for politicians, public "servants" and their cronies to illegally enrich themselves at the expense of others.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Blue3k(m): 7:28pm On Feb 18
omohayek:
More of the same old Nigerian mentality of treating typhoid with paracetamol, or applying a sticking plaster to a stab wound. The basic problem here is one of private property rights, or rather the lack of them. The only workable long-term remedy is to repeal the insane Land Use Act, allow individuals to have free and clear property rights over anything discovered on their land, and then reform the courts to allow said rights to be quickly and affordably enforced. Anything else will just conjure up brand new avenues for politicians, public "servants" and their cronies to illegally enrich themselves at the expense of others.

I agree but getting rid of the land use act wont help the miners gain mineral rights. Section 44 (3) has to be deleted to achieve individual mineral rights. Land rights and mineral rights naturally go together but the constitution paternalistic statist. Even getting Nigerians to agree with repealing thess laws is hard. Some will argue for the state government to own and control everything. Its weird to see someone dislike freedom.

Chapter IV Fundamental Rights 

44 (3) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the entire property in and control of all minerals, mineral oils and natural gas in under or upon any land in Nigeria or in, under or upon the territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone of Nigeria shall vest in the Government of the Federation and shall be managed in such manner as may be prescribed by the National Assembly.
Exclusive Legislative List:

39. Mines and minerals, including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by omohayek: 11:03pm On Feb 18
Blue3k:


I agree but getting rid of the land use act wont help the miners gain mineral rights. Section 44 (3) has to be deleted to achieve individual mineral rights. Land rights and mineral rights naturally go together but the constitution paternalistic statist. Even getting Nigerians to agree with repealing thess laws is hard. Some will argue for the state government to own and control everything. Its weird to see someone dislike freedom.
Unfortunately, most Nigerians are collectivist rent-seekers by nature, only interested in obtaining windfall gains by exploiting their tribal and religious affiliations. That's why they are so easily agitated about how "juicy appointments" are being shared out, but have so little to say about all the inane policies that put such a brake on economic development.

As cynical as it sounds, I truly believe the average Nigerian would be quite content to continue living in a hellhole with potted roads and an average life expectancy in the 50s, just as so long as he or she personally gets to do so in a mansion in Banana Island with a 5-series Mercedes Benz parked in the front-yard; the notion of a "public good" carries almost no weight here.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by hakeemhakeem(m): 1:07am On Feb 19
Anybody with ideal how the Miner and the host community share in term of percentage
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by StaffofOrayan(m): 1:55am On Feb 19
It's always funny when FG acts tough on Southerners

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Blue3k(m): 6:00am On Feb 19
We are coming up with a policy called – Downstream Policy, that, you cannot take away any more.

The authors should of pressed him to elaborate on this. Is FG is planning on placing export tarriffs on certain minerals? Its been confirmed the CBN will be buying up gold produced in Nigeria.

“Mining is key towards the industrialisation of this nation. The fourth industrial revolution can only be by the way of mining and Nigeria is blessed with over 44 mineral resources.

The 4th industrial revolution is the internet of things. Mining will help with basic manufacturing. Nigeria would really need lots human capital investment to delve into that. Without it the country just adding another bunch commodities to be dependent.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Enemyofpeace: 6:08am On Feb 19
Funjosh i hope you are reading this?
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:09am On Feb 19
He explained that the stringent conditions and adherence to law becomes inevitable owing to fact that Federal Government is working towards using the nation’s mining sector to diversify the economy, mitigate the country’s unemployment rates and also lift over 100 million citizens out of poverty.
Anything to move our darling nation forward is what we sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians are after.

It is only when we start doing things the right way that we are going to witness development as a nation.

Slow and steady we will get to a New and better Nigeria.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Eddygre8(m): 6:09am On Feb 19
Why invest your energy badly.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by chinavs9ja(m): 6:10am On Feb 19
If FG will jail the miners for 2yrs wif no fine what will the FG do to stop the Boko boys


Check my signature

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by BruncleZuma: 6:11am On Feb 19
grin grin grin grin
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Cj4charles(m): 6:11am On Feb 19
This is something that i know for sure will be hardly done bcus most of them are hausa's or fulani miners
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:12am On Feb 19
Cj4charles:
This is something that i know for sure will be hardly done bcus most of them are hausa's or fulani miners
TRIBALISM has done something horribly here.
Please kindly stop before it is too late Mr Charles.

Try as much as possible to read a news without attaching tribalistic sentiments to it.
It will do you no good.

Stay safe Charly!

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by KINGwax007(m): 6:12am On Feb 19
Two years is small jare...

Why can't I just mine over 50million Naira worth of any illegal mineral and if caught, will go to jail to come back to enjoy my loot
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by KINGwax007(m): 6:15am On Feb 19
chinavs9ja:
If FG will jail the miners for 2yrs wif no fine what will the FG do to stop the Boko boys


Check my signature
give them amnesty like they gave your brothers
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by TRUSTEDGUY: 6:15am On Feb 19
grin

That na for poor miners way no get money
The rich ones go buy lawyers and jugdes
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by KINGwax007(m): 6:16am On Feb 19
Eddygre8:
Why invest your energy badly.

Side income is a must.If you've an internet enabled phone.I make over 200k monthly from dropshipping&Affiliate/CPA marketing.Invest the time& energy you putting into social media, you can make twice the money.
https://wa.me/2348136174206
u dey make 200k but u wan collect 2k to teach people who go be your competitors.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by EmekaBlue(m): 6:18am On Feb 19
my Chinese company in trouble then


we dey dig, blast rocks and scatter bushes like say tomorrow no dey. Infact who wan arrest wey na police dey guard them join. I for like make dem really arrest these Chinese criminals sha because them dey even bully and punish workers for our own country but this FG mumu die. For china dem for don kill all d foreigners involved but here na to just dey make yeye mouth

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by RighteousYordy(f): 6:19am On Feb 19
MANNABBQGRILLS:

TRIBALISM has done something horribly here.
Please kindly stop before it is too late Mr Charles.

Try as much as possible to read a news without attaching tribalistic sentiments to it.
It will do you no good.

Stay safe Charly!
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Gkay1(m): 6:20am On Feb 19
I know that this can hardly possible because majority of them are Hausa and Fulani's. So buhari cannot jail his brothers for this kind thing

Good morning to you all

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by Flexherbal(m): 6:26am On Feb 19
Alright
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by TruthSpeaker: 6:26am On Feb 19
NICE THING TO DO
Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by RighteousYordy(f): 6:26am On Feb 19
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Anything to move our darling nation forward is what we sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians are after.

It is only when we start doing things the right way that we are going to witness development as a nation.

Slow and steady we will get to a New and better Nigeria.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by anonimi: 6:27am On Feb 19
omohayek:
More of the same old Nigerian mentality of treating typhoid with paracetamol, or applying a sticking plaster to a stab wound. The basic problem here is one of private property rights, or rather the lack of them. The only workable long-term remedy is to repeal the insane Land Use Act, allow individuals to have free and clear property rights over anything discovered on their land, and then reform the courts to allow said rights to be quickly and affordably enforced. Anything else will just conjure up brand new avenues for politicians, public "servants" and their cronies to illegally enrich themselves at the expense of others.

With the individuals paying appropriate taxes to the LGA, state and federal governments.
You sabi whatsup. cheesy



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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by ednut1(m): 6:28am On Feb 19
All those Alhajis in wasse LGA ain't smelling any jail

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by anonimi: 6:29am On Feb 19
KINGwax007:
give them amnesty like they gave your brothers

Is barawo bubu live and direct on nairaland?


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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by TOPCRUISE(m): 6:31am On Feb 19
Only two years. That implies illegal mining is not as serious as robbery. Illegal miners reading this and will be laughing. Did they expect the miners to tremble at this news. Those guys make millions in mining a pay indigenes enough. A serious government will do the needful and not make noise by reading on a script. Those sent to arrest them will be compromised when small change get into their hands and the leftover given to their oga.

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Re: FG To Jail Illegal Miners Two Years without option of fine by anonimi: 6:31am On Feb 19
StaffofOrayan:
It's always funny when FG acts tough on Southerners

FG means Fulani Government, please note.











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