- All mining operations in Osun state have been suspended with immediate effect by the order of Governor Ademola Adeleke
- Governor Adeleke said the decision was in adherence to the state government's resolve to recover all funds owed to Osun
- The governor's order is contained in a statement released by his media aide, Mallam Olawale Rasheed
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Governor Ademola Adeleke on Wednesday, December 14, ordered the immediate suspension of all mining firms operating the Osun state’s mining licenses.
In a statement released by Governor Adeleke's media aide, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, it was disclosed that this move was in line with the new administration's drive to reform the solid mineral sector.
Even more, Rasheed noted in the statement that the governor is poised to recover all funds owed to the state, New Telegraph reports.
All operators are to report to the committee on Assets Verification and Recovery led by Dr B.T Salami.
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The operators are to come with copies of their Memorandum of Understanding which governs their relationship with the state government.
The statement read in part:
“The suspension of the operators is to remain in force until the conclusion of the ongoing review of the MOU between the state as the owner of the licenses and the operators.
“All operators are to report to the committee on Monday by 12pm.”
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Adeleke: Fresh crisis looms in Osun as Davido’s Uncle, Oyetola fights dirty over looting of Gov’s Lodge
Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated that the State Asset Inventory and Recovery Committee, during a visit to the lodge, discovered serious pilfering of assets, like it was done in the Osun.
Adeleke tackles Oyetola But Oyetola’s spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, described the allegation as a mere distraction, saying Governor Adeleke is not ready for governance.
On the alleged looting, the Osun governor said:
“On the physical inspection team was the Chairman of Assets Recovery Committee, Dr B.T Salam, and other top government functionaries..."