Adegboyega Oyetola

In its quest to effectively monitor mining and mining related operations in the state, especially among artisanal miners, the government of the State of Osun has successfully captured 9,000 artisanal miners into its data base.

The State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, disclosed this while delivering his address at the opening ceremony of the three-day Economic and Investment Summit held at Aurora Event Centre, in Osogbo.

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“We are happy to report that 9,000 artisanal miners have registered their biometric data on RFID-enabled tags with our technology partners,” he disclosed.

According to him, the documentation would make it easier to monitor mining regulations in the state as it would equally be easier to figure out undocumented miners in the state.

The State of Osun recently signed N100m MoU with Badger Mines, a Canada-based mining company, for the exploration and development of mining titles in the state.

The state has deposits of mineral titles such as gold, quarry, lead/zinc, among others.

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