Zamfara: Union cautions members against illegal mining

Members of Zamfara state Gold Buyers and Sellers Cooperative Union have been warned against illegal mining activities in the state.

The secretary of the Union, Alhaji Saadu Adamu, gave the warning while briefing journalists in Gusau on their activities Sunday.

The Union also called on state government to always seek advice from the union on how to achieve the set objectives in all the mining sites across the state.

“We are ever ready to partner with the state government and give positive suggestions where necessary on how best the state government could enhance its internally generated revenue for the development of the state”. He said.

He appealed to governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle to ensure that all the five thousand youth from 14 local governments in the state who will be engaged in the mining site are indigenes, saying this  would reduce the rate of unemployment among teeming youth.

The Union further stressed the need for the creation of buying centres by the federal and the state government not only for gold, but for other mineral resources in the state.

“As I am talking to you now, Zamfara state Gold Buyers and Sellers Cooperative Union has been established for almost twenty years with certified license from the Corporate Affairs with a view to carry out their activities in the state and has never involved in any form of illegal mining activities in the state”. He said.

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