The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun on Tuesday, met with the technical committee responsible for setting up a task force in Abuja to combat the challenging issues of illegal mining in Nigeria.

This development was made known following the efforts of the President Bola Tinubu administration to ensure peace and orderliness in the country’s mining sector.

The committee meeting was hosted at the Police Force Headquarters and had in attendance representatives from the Armed Forces, Police, NSCDC, Ministry of Solid Minerals, Environment, and other relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

However, a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, said, ‘The mandate of the proposed taskforce is multifaceted, aiming to curb illegal mining activities perpetrated by both foreigners and Nigerians”.

“Key objectives include enhancing security in mining areas, enforcing mining laws, ensuring proper warehousing and monitoring of explosives, and advancing environmental sustainability in our mining operations.”

“The Nigeria Police Force, security forces, and other MDAs remain steadfast in supporting the agenda of the Federal Government’s quest for economic recovery and growth as well as the socio-political development of Nigeria.”

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