The Oluwo Of Iwo land Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has revealed those behind the illegal mining in Osun state.
The Fashionista king alleged that some influential indigenes of Osun State, including royal fathers and politicians, are the real sponsors of illegal mining activities in some parts of the state.
Oba Akanbi revealed this in an interview with Sunday Punch saying, laborers working on mining sites, who were predominantly youths of northern extraction, had been flocking the state because they were getting engaged by some prominent politicians and royal fathers involved in illegal mining.
“Big men, politicians, traditional rulers in the state are behind illegal mining in Osun and the solution to the security challenges the large presence of the labourers from the North has created is that government should take over that business”.
Oluwo urged the government to stop individuals from mining gold as a solution to the security challenge created by the large presence of northern youths in the Ife/Ijesa axis of Osun State.
The royal father also called on the Osun State Government to take over the mining business and ensure that laws governing such endeavours were fully applied.