Imo alerts to fake mining agents, bans activities in Owerri

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Imo State Government has raised the alarm over the activities of fake mining agents, who have been harassing, intimidating and extorting money from members of the public.

Also, the state Government banned all mining activities in and around Owerri, the state capital, assuring that those carrying out the criminal activities will be prosecuted.

In a statement issued by Special Adviser to Governor Hope Uzodinma on Mining Matters, Dr. Kingsley Ufere, it said the state government had received complaints of demand notices for revenues from the fake agents.

“Miners are, therefore, requested to direct all complaints of any harassment, intimidation or extortion to the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Mining Matters. All miners in Imo State are advised to resist any payments to the impostors.

“Consequently, the mining public is hereby advised to disregard any form of authority or authorisation being peddled by anyone purportedly for the purpose of mines route or mining revenue rights not emanating from the Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Mining Matters. Such authority is by this announcement invalidated,” the statement reads.

On the banning of mining activities, the Ministry of Petroleum and Environment in a separate statement, directed that such illegal activities should stop forthwith.



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  • Sodiq Lawal June 30, 2020 11:57:53 PM
    Thanks for this information and for the update
  • Wosu Jerry June 30, 2020 11:36:54 PM
    Remember, for the first time in the history of this country when Chibuike Amaechi was governor, he shut down the courts for two years. Based on that experience, more threats and attacks are seen
  • Victor Ndubisi June 30, 2020 11:36:20 PM
    And is still going on in some places
  • Hope Meneboo June 30, 2020 11:32:46 PM
    Thanks for your information candy news
  • AYOMIDE MUSTAPHA June 30, 2020 11:27:06 PM
    That's a good news to hear and it's a legit information
  • Godwin Angwe June 30, 2020 11:19:03 PM
    Illegal minning is a crime, they should do the needful
  • MONDAY ULEH June 30, 2020 11:14:40 PM
    Imo state vowed to deal with any illegal mining activities in the state
  • Fatola Adedayo June 30, 2020 11:01:42 PM
    The state Government banned all mining activities in and around Owerri. That's a good decision
  • Kolawole Ogunlana June 30, 2020 11:01:03 PM
    It good when you read true News and not rumours. This is by far the most informative and well detailed news on this case so far
  • Betsy Lawson June 30, 2020 10:48:56 PM
    Miners are, therefore, requested to direct all complaints of any harassment, intimidation or extortion to the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Mining Matters. All miners in Imo State are advised to resist any payments to the impostors.
  • Paul Okorie June 30, 2020 10:46:46 PM
    Thanks for the info candynews
  • Goodnews Coker June 30, 2020 10:39:26 PM
    Nigeria! Please our citizens should eshew illegal act
  • Sarah Emmanuel June 30, 2020 10:25:06 PM
    Imo state governor has done well for raising and alarm
  • Weichen Hung June 30, 2020 10:18:26 PM
    Thanks candy news for this information impressive
  • Kingsley George Orobor June 30, 2020 09:52:30 PM
    Imo State Government has raised the alarm over the activities of fake mining agents, who have been harassing, intimidating and extorting money from members of the public.
  • Ebube Edwin June 30, 2020 09:51:53 PM
    The government of Imo state should put all ahnds on deck to fish out the fake miners
  • Elizabeth Ferdinand June 30, 2020 09:50:49 PM
    It is good that the government is taking this step because care is not taken it will turn the state into battle front
  • Ifejuowo Tomiwa June 30, 2020 09:50:36 PM
    is good that the government is taking this step because care is not taken it will turn the state into battle front
  • Agaziomoh Kingsley June 30, 2020 09:45:59 PM
    On the banning of mining activities, the Ministry of Petroleum and Environment in a separate statement, directed that such illegal activities should stop forthwith.
  • Bamgbose Kehinde olaitan June 30, 2020 09:45:57 PM
    Thanks for the news and update candynews
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