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Reps Seek End To Illegal Mining Activities In Ijesha Land

The House of Representatives on Wednesday amplified the call for an immediate end to all illegal mining activities in Ijesha land in Osun state, South-West Nigeria.

The House in a motion moved by Hon. Lawrence Babatunde Ayeni noted that the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act was passed into law on March 16, 2007, to regulate the exploration and exploitation of solid minerals in Nigeria.

It also noted that the Act vests the control of all properties and minerals in Nigeria in the State and prohibits unauthorized exploration or exploitation of such minerals.

The motion argued further that “under the Land Use Act, all lands in which minerals have been found in commercial quantities are acquired by the Federal Government and that any property with mineral resources shall pass from the Government to the person by whom the mineral resources are lawfully won, upon their recovery.”

“Concerned about reported cases of illegal mining activities going on in Ijesha South Federal Constituency of Osun State.

“llesa, which is part of Ijeshaland, is known to have large deposits of gold in commercial quantities and other minerals in considerable proportions.

“Over the past few years, certain individuals and unverified companies have embarked on exploration activities across Ijeshaland, and their activities have caused untold hardship to the villagers who have been forcefully displaced and dispossessed of their lands by the miners.

“The excavation of the area may expose the people to environmental hazards/natural disaster such as landslide, earthquakes, erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity and contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water by chemicals released during the mining
processes.

“If necessary measures are not put in place to check illegal mining, it may result in the breakdown of law and order as the original inhabitants of Ijeshaland who are being deprived access to their heritages may embark on self-help to recover their lands,” it cautioned.

The House before ruling on the matter mandated the Committee on Solid Minerals Development to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to ascertain the authorized and licensed miners within Ijesha South Federal Constituency and report back within six (6) weeks for further legislative action.

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