‘We’re Committed To Developing Mining Sector In Gombe’- Gov. Inuwa

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya CON, has restated his administration’s commitment to developing the mining sector to stimulate industrial development, provide employment opportunities and drive economic growth.

The Governor also assured potential investors in the mining sector of peaceful and secure environment for them to operate in the State.

He gave this indication during the inaugural ceremony of the new leadership of the Gombe State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) in Gombe.

Represented by the Commissioner of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hon. Sanusi Ahmed Pindiga, Governor Inuwa Yahaya acknowledged the importance of the mining sector in enhancing economic growth and development.

“Mining is a vital sector that forms the backbone of the economy of many countries. It provides employment opportunities, drives economic growth and fuels industrial development. While my administration acknowledges the importance of mining to our economic growth, we will not tolerate the activities of illegal miners in Gombe state”, the Governor emphasized.

“I therefore seek the support of this union in curbing illegal mining in the state. I urge you to report any illegal mining site to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources or relevant security agencies as I assure you of my administration’s commitment to ensuring the safety of legitimate mine workers”, the Governor added.

He congratulated the newly inaugurated leadership of the NUMW, urging them to sustain partnership with Gombe State government and relevant stakeholders for improved mining activities in the state.

Earlier in his remarks, the National President of NUMW, Comr. Hamza Muhammad, commended the Governor Inuwa for creating an enabling environment for miners in the state, assuring his union’s continued partnership with the government to improve mining activities and curb illegal mining in the state.