Ibadan Explosion: “I Will Not Ban Mining In Oyo” – Gov Makinde

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Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said hat despite the explosion which was caused by illegal mining activities, he would not ban mining in the state.

This statement was made while updating the public on the situation following the blast that affected areas including Bodija, Agbowo, Eleyele, and Orogun.

The governor, addressing the incident, explained that the explosion was caused by illegal miners who stored explosive devices in a building in the Bodija area.

Despite this, Governor Makinde emphasized that the state government would not ban mining activities.

He assured residents that his administration is effectively managing the situation, with support from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Furthermore, Makinde mentioned that the government had made arrangements for temporary shelters to accommodate the victims and their families affected by the explosion.

When asked during an interview on Channels TV Politics Today if he was considering banning mining in the state following the incident, Makinde said, “My approach has been a little bit different.

“I will not go out to ban mining activities because there are people who are legally mining in the state. They may be international investors. You will give the impression that this is

“It is a difficult route to take. When we are swimming through the situation we have found ourselves, we will not have a knee-jerk reaction to the issue.

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