Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State Governor, has suspended the operators of state mining licences.
The governor directed the immediate suspension of all mining firms operating the state’s mining licences.
This the government said is in furtherance of its bid to reform the state’s Solid Mineral Sector.
The public announcement issued from the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye, asked all operators to report to the Committee on Assets Verification and Recovery, Chaired by Dr B.T Salami, with copies of their Memorandum of Understanding which governs their relationship with the state government.
The announcement said, “Governor Adeleke reiterated his resolve to recover all funds owed Osun state and stop the reaping of state assets from mining to revenue collection.
“The suspension of the operators is to remain in force until the conclusion of the ongoing review of the MOU between the state as the owner of the licences and the operators.
“All operators are to report to the committee on Monday by 12.”
The state governor, Ademola Adeleke, had on Monday, suspended all licences to loggers operating in the state’s forest reserves.
He also constituted an Assets Verification and Recovery Committee which is being chaired by Bamidele Salam, a member of the House of Representatives for Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State.