Regulate mining in Nasarawa state to avoid Zamfara experience, CDS tells Gov. Sule

The advice is against the backdrop of the discovery of Lithium in the Nasarawa state.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa on Wednesday urged Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state to regulate mining activities in the state to avoid breach of security as witnessed in Zamfara state.

The advice was against the backdrop of the discovery of Lithium in the state.

Major General Musa who gave the charge during a visit by Governor Sule to his office at the Defence Headquarters Abuja, said there is a need to be proactive to maintain continuous peace in Nasarawa State.

The CDS said all necessary regulatory control on mining activities must be put in place in the state to forestall security breaches.

He added that there is a need to be proactive to maintain continuous peace in the state.

He thanked Governor Sule for his support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria and developmental initiatives for the state as he assured the governor of the Armed Forces continuous support to Nasarawa state which he said, is strategically close to the Federal Capital.

Earlier in his remarks, Governor Sule said he came to congratulate the CDS on his well deserved appointment, while appreciating the Armed Forces of Nigeria ( AFN) for providing adequate security to the state.

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