‘Miners Are Afraid To Come To Yobe’ – Commissioner
Written by Emmanuel Okorie on May 19, 2021
The Commissioner of Yobe State Ministry of Lands and Solid Minerals, Mohammed Lamin on Wednesday said that the insecurity in the state has slowed down the activities of mining because “miners are afraid to come to Yobe”.
According to the minister, Yobe State has a substantial amount of solid minerals “but the miners can not go to the places for mining in Gujba, Gulani, because of the insurgency, but with the relative peace being restored by the government, we hope they will soon return back”.
Lami further disclosed that Ashaka Cement Company in the neighboring state of Gombe “are exhausting their limestone, they want to come to Yobe but because of the security situation, they could not. Whenever the situation improves, they will come.
“We also have other investors that are willing to establish a Cement Company but they are scared of the situation”.
Lamin also said that the state has a Soda ash company in Yusufari town, headquarters of Yusufari local government area of the state ” Soda ash is a very important component for industrial use, we will continue to pray for peace so that things will improve and benefit our people”.
The Commissioner adviced Residents to avoid land encroachment and erect of illegal structures that violate the the plan for the layout