Senator Ademola Adeleke, Governor of Osun State, has commanded a complete halt to all mining operations by companies using the state’s mining licenses.
The impacted operators are to report to the state’s assets recovery committee with copies of their memorandum of understanding (MoU), which has been signed by the state, according to Adeleke’s spokesman, who announced the suspension in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement read, “In furtherance of his bid to reform the state’s Solid Mineral Sector, Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed immediate suspension of all mining firms operating the state’s mining licences.
“All operators are to report to the Committee on Assets Verification and Recovery chaired by Dr B.T Salami with copies of their Memorandum of Understanding which governs their relationship with the state government.
“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 licences and the operators. All operators are to report to the committee on Monday by 12 pm.”