Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has elected new executive members to lead the association in a new dispensation. The association whose headquarters is in Abuja, Nigeria is made up of miners from across the nation. The solid miners have been making efforts to get a formidable front in order to provide the country with a good alternative source of foreign exchange.
The election of new executive of the union took place in Abuja, Nigeria. All the elected members of the new executive were returned unopposed except the Publicity Secretary who went through a keen contest before emerging victorious. Below is the list of members of the new executive members of MAN; Alh. Sani Shehu – President; Chief Danladi – 1st Vice President; Hon. Barr. (Dr.) Kanayo Enemo – 2nd Vice President; Dele Ayanleke – Secretary ; Nuhu Wya Jr. – Assistant Secretary; Ibrahim M. Danyaro – Treasurer; Vincent – Financial Secretary and Amahson V. Ndeh – Publicity Secretary.
The newly elected President of MAN, Alh. Sani Shehu spoke to newsmen after the exercise and said his administration will create committees to take care of associations and chapters that are under MAN. He said each committee will be given a specific mandate and time frame to submit their report which will be evaluated before such report will be acted upon. He said that MAN has suggested to the government to capture the sector in the transformation agenda. He noted that others sectors that have been captured in the transformation agenda are doing well. He said his association is ready to work with government to ensure mining safety, health and insurance. He also expressed the willingness of his association to partner with foreign investors. “We need government support to win the interest of foreign investors”, he said.
Hon. Barr. (Dr.) Kanayo Enemo – 2nd Vice President, told newsmen that MAN is trying her best to rid the industry of illegal miners. “We check the excesses of illegal miners to make sure the environment is not degraded”, he said. He posited that members of the association do their job according to provisions of the law, and do environmental impact assessment where necessary. He said it is unfortunate that some miners do not give back to the society where they do their business. He therefore advised miners to embrace the spirit of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The new Publicity Secretary, Amahson V. Ndeh, promised that he will embark on information dissemination both internally and externally; internally by floating a publication on mining to be managed by his office and externally by liaison with the media to educate the people about the mining industry. He said that CHEVRON is entering the industry with a huge sum of money which will help MAN to build capacity in every area of the industry. He identified multinationals as greatest enemies of the growth of the industry as they do not patronize products of the miners but would rather import similar product.