Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Gold Fields In Zamfara State Does Not Belong To The Government – Commissioner

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The State Commissioner in Charge of the Ministry of Solid Minerals in Zamfara State, Dr Nurudeen Isa, has said that the Zamfara State government does not own any goldfield across the state and is not involved in any mining activities in the state.  Zamfara State Gold

Addressing journalists in his office on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Solid Minerals Zamfara State Nurudeen Isa, stated that all of the news in the media was fake that the state government was in no form directly involved in any mining activities in the state.

He said, “The state government doesn’t own any portion of the goldfields throughout the state and is not involved in mining activities.”

The Commissioner asserted that the state government only just buy the gold from the illegal miners in order to prevent the commodity from being smuggled out of the country or it getting into the hands of bandits.

“What the state government does is to buy the gold so that it doesn’t fall into wrong hands who in return sell it outside the country and purchase weapons for the bandits.”

He stressed, however, that the state government has currently banned the mining activities in the state, adding that, “anybody who wants to venture into mining activities should obtain a permit from the federal government”.

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The commissioner said mineral resources belonged to the federal government, as such, anybody who wants to partake in mining activities must obtain a license from the Federal government.

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