Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control

The Guardian Nigeria | Oct 26, 2020 at 1:00 AM
  • After a lull, the clamour for resource control is again resonating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, following Zamfara State Government’s establishment of a gold reserve beginning with 31 kilogrammes of processed gold.
  • The Federal Government has continued to turn a blind eye to illegal mining of solid minerals in the northern part of the country at the detriment of the Niger Delta, whose oil proceeds are shared among the federating units.