Niger mining catastrophe: Senate pushes for laws, safety

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to undertake time-tested security measures and laws on mining actions within the nation to forestall industrial hazards.

The Senate additionally known as for the deployment of enough safety to mining websites and communities to nip the actions of gunmen within the bud.

The House decision was a sequel to the adoption of a movement on the pressing want to handle the incident of a rockslide that buried alive over 50 miners in a Gold Mining Site in Farin Doki group, Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger State, sponsored by Senator Musa Mohammed Sani (APC, Niger East) on the ground of the Senate throughout plenary on Thursday.

The Senate additionally urged the National Emergency Management Agency and different related companies of presidency to mobilise assets for the restoration of the stays of the deceased within the disaster.

Additionally, the House directed its committee on strong minerals to go to the accident scene to find out the reason for the tragedy.

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Senator Abdul Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central), Senator Mohammed Monguno (Borno North) and different lawmakers urged the Federal Government to safeguard the mining trade.

The Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, who presided over plenary within the absence of the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio stated, “This movement intensifies the necessity for the federal government to strengthen the regulation of the strong mineral sector. We all know that the federal government is doing very nicely on this regard.

“It has grow to be a reason behind concern that we’ve numerous unlawful miners who’re exploiting the assets that belong to the folks of this nation with out paying what’s because of the authorities.

“We need to be up and doing and this is not only the Solid Minerals Ministry but all of us, including the Senate, in trying to see how our solid minerals sector can be operated in line with international best practices. Whatever that is supposed to go into the coffers of government should go into the coffers of government.”

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