Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals, Olamilekan Adegbite has accused some state Governors of being involved in illegal mining in the Country.
Adegbite laid this accusation on Friday and his accusations were backed by Senator Tanko Al’Makura. Al’Makura who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Solid Minerals, Mines, Steel Development and Metallurgy hinted the same thing an interactive session yesterday.
Adegbite said that the illegal miners get past security through the help of some “governors”.
“When they (governors) send the people to go and do this, yes, they need the police. What do you expect a mining officer to do when the state government is backing this illegal mining?” Adegbite asked.