Ogun gov creates new businesses, bans monarchs from mining offers

The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing two new businesses.

The new businesses are Ogun State Mineral Resources Development Agency and Ogun State Landscaping and Recreation Agency.

Abiodun, by way of the third govt order, barred conventional rulers from getting into into any type of settlement or Memorandum of Understanding regarding mining actions or some other land issues of their domains.

The governor gave this marching order in an announcement issued on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Kayode Akinmade.

According to the assertion, the three govt orders take quick impact.

The governor mentioned, “Ogun state has wealthy and huge deposits of mineral assets which have to be explored responsibly, judiciously and with out detriment to the environmental ecosystem in mining areas.

”Now by the authority vested in me because the governor of Ogun State below the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 structure as amended, Prince Adedapo Oluseun Abiodun hereby apart from an company to be referred to as the Ogun State Mineral Resources Development Agency is hereby established.

“The Agency shall instantly or by way of certified third events, conduct and set up working relationships with host communities and native governments for the conduct of geotechnical and geological surveys of strong mineral deposits inside their domains; geotechnical survey of strong mineral deposits within the State and preserve related information within the Sector; organises the strong minerals sector to the perfect curiosity of the state.

“Develop and strengthen the local capacity of investors in the solid minerals sector and build value re-orientation of indigenes of the state towards  engaging  in solid mineral SME business; empower the youths in the state to participate in the mining business under specified programmes among others”

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Speaking on Executive Order Two creating Ogun State Landscaping and Recreation Agency, the governor mentioned it’s according to his administration’s transformation agenda to make sure sustainable growth and combat local weather change.

Abiodun defined that “Part of the seen proof of the Transformation Agenda is the attraction of each Local and International commendation of the present administration’s imaginative and prescient within the State with reference to Tree planting, landscaping and beautification programmes according to the International environmental normal and its imaginative and prescient for a flood free, hygienic and exquisite Gateway State comparable to to mitigate the impact of local weather change.

“The Ministry of Environment has began an enormous and aggressive tree planting marketing campaign to enhance the beautification and landscaping applications to make sure an environmentally sustainable, more healthy and exquisite society.

“This greening initiative of the Ogun State Government is subsequently conceived not simply to beautify the surroundings but in addition to be skilled as an effort to mitigate the impact of Climate change, save the surroundings and defend our future which is geared toward reclaiming open areas from all brokers of environmental degradation.

“There is,  therefore, the need to create the Ogun State Landscaping and Recreation Agency, to sustain the modest achievement of the Ministry of Environment in the area of environmental regeneration and restoration and through the provision of Parks, Gardens and Recreational Centres State-wide to preserve the biodiversity and ecosystem of the environment”.

Abiodun mentioned that the third govt order is to discourage and cease the sabotaging efforts of some conventional rulers conniving with some undesirable parts mining some assets of the state with out the approval of the federal government.

“Pursuant to the authority vested in me because the governor of Ogun State, I hereby order as follows: That all types of Traditional Institutions current inside the State are hereby with quick impact barred from getting into into any type of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with any particular person, corporations or organisations searching for Land inside any a part of all the State for functions of Mining or Industry and are to forthwith chorus from issuing any type of consent letters for mining throughout the State.

“Any Traditional Institution or stakeholder within the Institution who flouts this Order shall be sanctioned according to the provisions of the Obas and Chiefs Law and different related prison statutes.

“From the date of this order, any individual, company or organisation that enters into any Memorandum of Understanding or agreement with a Traditional Institution or stakeholders,  whom this order applies on mining or industry shall be proceeded against in line with Section 61 of the Ogun State Criminal Law 2006 which prohibits interference with executive power. This Executive Order takes effect immediately.”



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