Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals development, says his team is reviewing the situation at Okobo, a mining host community in Ankpa local government area, Kogi state.
TheCable recently published a report highlighting the adverse environmental and economic impact of coal mining in the community.
The minister reacted to the report through his Twitter page, revealing that he had delegated officials from his ministry to evaluate the situation.
“On this report, my team & I are currently reviewing the issues raised. I have also sent officials from my ministry to assess the situation,” Fayemi wrote.
On this report, my team & I are currently reviewing the issues raised. I have also sent officials from my ministry to assess the situation. https://t.co/t9nesOeMMr
— Kayode Fayemi (@kfayemi) January 10, 2017
Owing to Eta-Zuma’s five-year presence in Okobo, the town’s water supply has been contaminated, children and adults are hardly able to sleep at night, while the elderly have series of internal and external pains.
The only health facility located on in the community is the ETA Zuma company-owned staff clinic, which community members don’t have access to.