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“Bauchi State Ministry of Natural Resources Bans Traditional Leaders from Issuing Consent Letters for Mining Investments, Citing Environmental and Security Concerns”

The Bauchi state ministry of natural resources says it has banned traditional heads from issuance of consent letters to all prospective mining investors in the state.

The state commissioner Ministry of Natural , Maiwada Bello stated this in a press release signed on his behalf by the information officer of the ministry Sale Umar.
He said henceforth, it is illegal for individuals, group or traditional heads to issue consent letter to any investor without obtaining clearance from the ministry of natural resources.

The commissioner said the decision is to address the effects of environmental degradation associated with mining activities coupled with security challenges.

The letter added that the state government through the ministry will continue to formulate policies that will provide enabling environment for mining sector to strive in the state, thereby enhancing investor’s confidence in the solid mineral sector.