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Ex-Jigawa Lawmaker Warns FG From Setting Niger Delta Against Nigeria States Over Zamfara Gold



Honorable Faruk Adamu Aliyu

Former House Of Representatives Minority Leader, Honorable Faruk Adamu Aliyu of Jigawa State has warned the federal government to be wary of setting Nigeria states against each other with the issue of Zamfara gold sold to Central Bank of Nigeria.

Faruk called for the warning on Monday during
an interview with Africa Independent Television, AIT, he said all natural resources belong to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The lawmaker said allowing Zamfara State Government to take ownership of gold, mined and sold to the CBN through the FG was a breach to the resource law control of the 1999 constitution.

He said if Zamfara was allowed to take ownership of its gold other Niger Delta states including Ondo State must also be given the autonomy to take charge of the natural resources.

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The former member of the Niger Delta Committee said the National Assembly needs to also save the country from indicting regions against each other with issue of Zamfara Gold through amendment of the resource control law.

He, however, urged Nigerians not to allow the Zamfara gold issue to degenerate into national crisis like the #EndSARS.

BlazeNewz gathered that governors of the Niger Delta Forum are meeting today to discuss the issue of Zamfara gold.

Recall the forum had said if Zamfara State Government can be allowed to make money from the sales of its gold to the FG Niger Delta States too should also be allowed to start making business with their crude oil.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.