Some metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) are said to be engaging in illegal mining, popularly referred to as
She added that the involvement of the MMDCEs in illegal mining was thwarting the government’s efforts to fight the menace and disclosed further that the government had all the names of the executives involved in the practice.
Hajia Alima was speaking at a retreat
It was to
The government, as part of efforts to curb illegal mining activities and
The committee, among other responsibilities, is tasked to
Hajia Alima expressed worry that some of the MMDCEs were not helping the government’s effort in the fight against
“The report we are getting from the field is not pleasant at all,” she said, adding “ the report we are getting is that some of you (MMDCEs) are messing up ”.
She said the MMDCEs were supposed to be implementing government’s policy direction at the local level and wondered why some of them, instead of helping the government to clamp down on illegal mining, had rather chosen to be the architects.
“Why should any of you (MMDCEs) here engage in
Hajia Alima cautioned the MMDCEs not to think that they were above the laws of the country, pointing out that “whatever you do, the Chief of Staff and the President will know...”
“Don’t do something and think that you can sneak,” she warned, adding that “at the right time, we will name you.”
Hajia Alima said the government, as part of efforts to identify the MMDCEs who were engaged in
“If you know that you are engaged in
Speaking at the event, the Chief of Staff,
She indicated that as of the end of