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The Level Of Land Degradation Across Mining Sites In Osun Is Appalling – Oladele Gboyega

Governor Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola

The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission has come out to say that the governments, especially states have been getting a rather low revenue from the mining sector.

This was recently disclosed by the member representing Osun State at the Commission, Mr Oladele Gboyega, during a visit to the State Commissioner for Fnance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji, in Osogbo.

According to him, the level of land degradation going on in mining sites across the state is nothing to write home about, and there is an urgent need for the sensitisation of the miners.

He added that a team is currently in Osun for the second phase of the nationwide monitoring of revenue collections, and to also observe mining activities across the state.

His words, “We have identified the problem that we’re not communicating with ourselves. The state is not communicating with the federal agency, the federal is not communicating with the state.”

“So, now we are coming together to fashion out blueprint that will drive the process to ensure that we sanitise the mining activities.”

“We are having clarity as to what we need to do to ensure that the revenue flows to that sector, at least, get to the federation account and it’s enhanced.”

“Currently, we are running at a very low, as if the state is not actually benefitting anything from the system now, so we need to up that system to ensure that the maximum value for having resources at their disposal gets to them and that is what we are doing now.”

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