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The federal govt says over two million people in Nigeria depend on illegal mining for their livelihood, The federal govt says over two million people in Nigeria depend on illegal mining for their livelihood, The govt says while it cannot afford to criminalise their activities, it cannot also fold its arms and watch as they damage the lives of people and the environment - However, various measure have been put in place to curtail the environmental effects of illegal mining Abubakar Bwari, the minister of state, ministry of mines and steel development, says more than two million people in Nigeria depend on illegal mining for their livelihood. Bwari made this known at a two-day “First National Stakeholders’ Discourse on Opportunities and Challenges of Artisanal Mining in Nigeria’’ on Monday, August 6, in Abuja. According to him, most of the miners are poor and unemployed, living in rural areas and employing crude methods and household implements to exploit these minerals which they sell to feed their families, NAN reports.

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