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FG to empower artisanal miners

The Federal government is to distribute palliative to Artisan miners in the country as part of its Economic sustainability programme

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite made this known at an Art Exhibition to commemorate his one year in office.

Mr. Adegbite noted that most of the artisan miners have been affected adversely by the pandemic which motivated government to preserve some fund for them.

The Minister reiterated that government policy on ban of exportation of Raw Ore out of the country which will bring about value chain for local processing companies in the country thereby creating jobs for young people within the country.

HADIZA ABDULRAMAN/AYO      

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