Solid minerals plant for S/East abandoned – Onyia, Ebonyi Commissioner

Mr. Chidi Onyia Emmanuel is the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Solid Mineral Development. In this interview with Kennedy Mbele, Onyia, who assumed office barely six months ago, discloses plans by the state government to drag construction giant, Julius Berger, to court for failing to reclaim their mining site, contrary to a contract agreement, Mining Act and Mining Regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and, indeed, global best practice. The Commissioner identifies the Federal Government’s total control of the mining sector as a major factor affecting the industry and reiterates the need for mutual respect amongst investors, host communities and states. Excerpts:
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