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500,000 Nigerians involved in artisanal small scale mining — official

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500,000 Nigerians involved in artisanal small scale mining — official

The Department of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, has said that over 500,000 Nigerians were directly involved in Small Scale Mining operations across the country.

The Department of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, has said that over 500,000 Nigerians were directly involved in Small Scale Mining operations across the country.

Mr Patrick Ojeka, Director of the Artisanal and Small Scale Mining of the ministry, disclosed this on Monday in Calabar at a five-day training for 150 registered and performing mining cooperatives and quarry associations in the South South and South East regions.

Ojeka said that the number was on the increase in view of the federal government strategy in harnessing the potential of mining to address poverty in rural mining communities.

Ojeka, who was represented by Mr Etido Umoakpan, the Extension Service Team Lead of the training, said that Artisanal and Small Scale Mining activities could result in negative environmental impacts and other vices within the area of operation.

He maintained that inspite of the inherent challenges, Artisanal and Small Scale Mining is a livelihood strategy adopted primarily to alleviate poverty in rural areas in most countries.

According to him, it is in recognition of the importance of mining cooperatives that the ministry adopted a strategy termed `formalisation’, through `corporatisation’ to address the artisanal mining issue, while using it as an instrument to alleviate poverty.

“The miners will be trained on introduction of health and safety procedures in the mines and provision of water and health facilities to large mining camps.

“Other areas are, assist small scale miners on mine design and planning suitable for the deposit, provide mineral testing standard and determination of mineral grades among others,’’ he said.

Speaking, Cross River Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Mr George O’Ben-Etchi, said that the artisanal and small scale miners are focal to the development of the mining sector in the two regions.

He said the regions, like many others in the country are richly blessed with numerous mineral reserves, a virtually untapped rich geological potential capable of supporting a healthy mining sector for generations to come.

“This means job opportunities, wealth creation and a number of other advantages for us and the government that is working very hard to develop and reposition the mining sector,’’ he said.

The Federal Mines Officer in Cross River, Mr Mayowa Omosebi, said the federal government had marked the mining sector as very critical in moving the country’s economy forward.

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Thoughts Are Powerful

  Truly “thoughts are powerful”, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects.

 Some years ago, someone with a great mind discovered how true it is that men do think and grow rich. His discovery did not come at one sitting; it came little by little, beginning with a burning desire to become a business associate of a great business man.

One of the chief characteristic of his desire was that it was definite. he wanted to work with the business man and not for him. Observe carefully, the description of how he went about translating his desire into reality, and you will have a better understanding of the principles which lead to riches.

When this desire or impulse of thought, first flashed into his mind, he was in no position to act upon it. two difficulties stood in his way; he didn’t know the business man and he did not have enough money to pay his fare down to the man’s office. these difficulties were sufficient to have discouraged the majority of men from making any attempt to carry out the desire, but his was no ordinary desire because when a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win. He had made up his mind to pursue his desire until he succeeds if the opportunity is being given to him

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the young man was ready for a business association with the business man; moreover, he was determine to remind ready until he go  t that which he was seeking.

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