Private jet owners smuggle gold outside Nigeria – Ogah

Stakeholders at the public hearing on solid minerals development, on Tuesday, were damn shocked over revelations by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Uche Ogah, that private jet owners in Nigeria smuggle gold outside the country.

The public hearing, which was presided by the Senate Committee on Solid Mineral Development and former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Tanko Al-Makura, intended to proffer solution to illegal mining in Nigeria.

It was estimated that Nigeria loses $9 billion annually due to illegal mining and smuggling of gold, in the earlier motion sponsored by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu before senators went on annual vacation.

“Gold smuggling in Nigeria are often done using private jets, the very reason private jets ownership and operations, need…

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