Reps to investigate Niger mining site collapse, 14 still trapped  

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Solid Minerals to investigate the collapsed mining site incident at Galadiman Kogo, Shiroro local government area of Niger state.

Several lives were reportedly lost on the site as 14 persons are said to be still trapped. 

The committee is also expected to unravel the operational eligibility of Africa Minerals and Logistics Company Limited, the mining company which owns the site, and also find out the underlying causes of the incident as well as review current mining safety regulations.

Also in the resolution, Thursday, the House called on the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals to deploy more emergency response specialists to the mining site, as it  observed a minute of silence in honour of the lost lives.

This resolution was fall out of a motion of urgent public importance, sponsored by Hon. Ismail Musa Modibo, who drew attention of the House to “the distressing incident on Monday, 3rd June, 2024, where over a hundred miners working with a mining entity, Africa Minerals and Logistics Company Limited, were tragically trapped within a rocky mining pit.”