FG, Lagos Partner on Mining Development
The Lagos State Government has initiated interest to Collaborate with the Federal Government on Mining Activities.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Mineral Resources, Engr. Abiola Olowu recently paid an official visit to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake in Abuja to seek a synergy between Lagos State and the Federal Government to achieve operational efficiency in mining activities across the State.
He noted that with effective collaboration between the State and Federal Government, quacks and illegal mining activities, road degradation and environmental pollution by dredgers and truck drivers across the State would be eradicated.
Adding that a synergy between both tiers of government is paramount as this will facilitate communication between the State and Federal Government and ensure that exploration and exploitation activities on Mineral Resources are in line with Global best practices
In his response the Minister, Dr. Dele Alake assured the Special Adviser and his team that the Federal Government is ready to support and assist Lagos State in the Mining Sector concerning achieving full compliance with guidelines and rules of engagement in Mining activities in Lagos by stakeholders.
Other members of the Team Mr. Emilo Cardozo, Head of Solid Minerals; Mr. Adegoke Kuseju, Head of Geological Services and Mr. Yusuf Ojomu, Head Of Admin, Office of Mineral Resource