THE Federal Government has partially lifted the initial suspension imposed on all blasting and mining activities around the areas affected during the recent earth tremors in Abuja.
Arising from a crucial meeting held in the Ministry of Science and Technology, yesterday, the government said constructions and blasting of stones resume around the affected areas with the exception of Mpape.
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Honourable Abubakar Bawa Bwari, who announced this, said the decision to resume mining activities around areas that experienced it only accommodates construction activities and blasting of stones.
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According to him, the Federal Government after review of the suspension of blasting and mining activities around areas that experienced minor earth tremors has decided to lift the suspension placed on such activities with immediate effect.
“All areas under suspension are to resume activities except for the Mpape axis. However, mining companies are advised by this renewed move to ensure they put in place sensors on their sites to detect some would be tremors before it happens.” He added.
It will be recalled that the suspension was put in place in order to enable the team of experts put together by the ministry to do a thorough investigation into the remote causes of what triggered the tremor.
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