Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia
Nasarawa state government said that a mineral resources museum is to be established to give the state its status of home of solid minerals.
Also, the state is to redesign, strengthened its miming regulations to regulate and curb illegal mining activities in the state.
State Deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe who stated this in lafia when he under took an inspection visit to the ministry of environment and natural resources explained that activities of the ministry of environment would be strengthened to make it more efficient, effective and viable hence effective and strategic positions of the ministry as organ of the government where bulk of the state Internal Revenue Generation of the state comes from
According to Akabe , relevant organs of government would be deployed to step up the revenue generation mechanism of the state as well as monitoring the activities of illegal miners in the state.
He tasked the ministry of environment to step up efforts towards Identifying all mineral resources across the 13 local governments with the view of coming up with a museum that investors could easily locate mineral deposit in the state.
The deputy Governor also reminded the ministry on derivation right and tax on all mineral taken out of the state as well as package to give the state credibility,value and status.
Responding, the commissioner of environment and natural resources, Kwanta Yakubu assured the deputy governor that all hands must be on deck with relevant stakeholders to ensure change of fortune of this state through aggressive device generation
Also collaboration, a mining expert, Tanko Zakari intimated the deputy governor on the varieties type of mineral deposit in the 13 local governments across the state for easy location.
Meanwhile,, Kwanta Yakubu has warned that the ban on the sale and use of Charcoal in commercial quantity is still enforced in the state
The Commissioner who made the declaration while inspecting a truck load of chacoal arrested by the police in Akwanga, explained that the law banning the sale and use would not spare anyone or groups engaged in the coal business in the. State.