The Solid Unit Nigeria Limited mining in Kampany Zurak, in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau has accused Federal, State Governments of illegal invasion of the company site located in Kampany Zurak community of Wase Local Government Council on Monday 15th August, 2017.
Spokesmen of the Kampany, Suleiman Adamu who made this disclosure in Jos blasted minister of mines, Governor Simon Lalong and National Security Adviser for arresting 9 of its staff as illegal miners, even though they have been released.
According to him,” we received with shock and utter disappointment a press report disseminated on the media (electronic and print) that our company (solid unit Nig. Ltd) is engaged in illegal mining at her site in Kampany Zurak ,Wase “.
He cautioned that,” it is more shocking and disappointing that such unverified comments came from the minister of mines, The Governor of Plateau state and the National Security Adviser “.
Adamu explained to journalists that solid unit Nig. Ltd have been operating since 2009 and the then government never interfere with their operation of the company but ensure that all revenues accrued to the state and Wase LGA were dully paid to them including Kampany Zurak development Association till date ,stressing further to produce evidence of remittances .
Adamu vowed to expose how funds were dully paid and how the company was issued with an exploration license in 2010 and the renewal agreement is still valid till date.
Adding, Alh Abdullahi Adamu Usman the Managing Director of Solid unit Nig ltd has been mining at site for over ten years before he finally established Nigerian mining cadastre office.
The company spokesman faulted the minister of mines, Governor Simon Lalong and security for blackmailing solid unit as they are in legal business of mining in Wase.
We applied for lease since 2011 and has paid all the fees also fulfilled all conditions provided for in the mineral and mining act of 2007 as conditions provided for by the ministry of mines but the issuance of the lease has not been done in contravention of the law which 45 days under session 65 (1) of the law.
As part of the company community development projects 100 km road was graded through Bashar, medical facilities, ambulance also takes care of all referral bills.
The company paid scholarship to many students and sand 10 boreholes and a dam in Kampany Zurak to provide qualitative drinking water its citizens, bought Toyota Hilux jeep kada, renovation of GSS Bashar, and clinic at Zurak and cash donations to the communities.