Adeleke suspends licenses of mining firms operating in Osun
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has ordered the suspension of all licences of mining firms operating in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the suspension of the operators is to remain in force until the conclusion of the ongoing review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state as the owner of the licences and the operators.
The operators are however directed to report to the Committee on Assets Verification and Recovery chaired by Dr B.T Salami on Monday by noon.
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The statement reads in part “In furtherance of his bid to reform the state’s Solid Mineral Sector, Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed immediate suspension of all mining firms operating the state’s mining licences.
‘’All operators are 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.
“In a public announcement from the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Teslim Igbalaye, Governor Adeleke reiterated his resolve to recover all funds owed Osun state and stop the reaping of state assets from mining to revenue collection.”