The Federal government has revoked a total of 593 mining titles, the Director-general, Nigerian Mining Cadastre place of business, Mr. Mohammed Amate, has stated.
Amate mentioned this at a media roundtable on the evaluation of the Ministry of Mines and metal construction roadmap, which was once chaired through the minister in charge, Mr. Musa Sada, in Abuja on Monday.
He also said that a complete of 1,670 holders of mineral titles had defaulted in the fee of their annual carrier fees.
Amate mentioned, “part 151 of the Nigerian Mineral and Mining Act, 2007 was invoked by the minister towards 593 mineral titles for non-compliance with part eleven and its rules 2011.
“a list of 1,670 holders of mineral titles, who’ve defaulted in the payment of annual provider charges, has also been compiled.
“Compilation of defaulters is a continuous process and may just end result in the revocation of those titles from holders who refuse, fail or forget to remedy their payments or another statutory duties in step with the NMMA Act, 2007 and the laws 2011.”
The revoked titles contain 237 exploration licences, 302 quarry leases and 47 small-scale mining leases, whereas the list of charge defaulting title holders include 929 exploration licences, 14 mining leases, 625 quarry leases and 102 small-scale mining leases.
Amate additionally stated that the activities of the cadastral workplace had ended in an upsurge in the selection of applications for mineral titles obtained within the year.
in step with him, a total of 1,858 purposes for mineral titles had been obtained between January and September. Out of this quantity, 1,179 approvals for more than a few mineral titles had been granted throughout the timeframe.
also, the sole Administrator, Ajaokuta steel company restricted, Mr. Joseph Isa, stated without fund, one of the simplest ways to go used to be to ask personal participation in the programme of conversion of billets and blooms to completed merchandise and operation of some units in the company.
He mentioned with the approval of the minister, a Memorandum of understanding had been signed for the reactivation and operation of a few gadgets of the steel complex.
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