Six Miners Killed In Jos
The Federal Government has commiserated with the Plateau state government over the death of six miners trapped in the mining pit in Zawang.
The Minister of Mines and steel development Olamilekan Adegbite expressed the federal government condolences when he visited the mining sites in Zawang jos South local government area of the state.
Olamilekan Adegbite who was represented by the Assistant zonal mines officer, North central zone, Mr. Kutmang Obadiah said it was the responsibility of the government to Carter for every Nigerian hence the need to condoled with the bereaved families, adding that every Nigerian is important to the country.
The representative of the minister, faulted the artisan miners for not complying with lay down rules and regulations.
Responding on behalf of the community, the paramount ruler, Gwom Rai zawang, Da Christopher Mancha appealed to the federal government to provide modern logistics for the miners to avert future reoccurrence.
In a remarks, the state commissioner for minerals development, Jude Dakur Eli, said plans are in the offing to address the challenges faced by artisan miners in the state.
On his part, the Chairman Transition implementation committee Jos south, Dachung Yohana Choji added that the state government intends to address youths restiveness in the local government areas with the provisions of entrepreneurial skill and package that will cover five hundred youths in each of the seventeen local government of the state.
An eyewitness Emmanuel Pam Choji said his ditch is next to that of the decease and were warned on the dangers associated with the pits but turned it down.
It is hoped that illegal miners otherwise known as artisan miners will agree with the terms and condition put in place by both the state and federal governments to averts future occurrences.
The representative of the minister was accompanied by the state commissioner for minerals development, Jude Dakur, the Gwom Rai zawang, Da Christopher Mancha and the Chairman Transition implementation committee Jos south, Dachung Yohana Choji.