Oyo State Government has warned illegal miners in the state to desist from the act or be ready to face the wrath of the law.
The Chairman, Oyo State Minerals Development Agency, Mr. Abiodun Oni, gave the warning while speaking at the state secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Oni said the state government is on the trail of illegal miners who embark on mining activities without an official permission.
He said the state government is ready to partner with relevant stakeholders in the mining industry, in order to develop the economy of the state.
The chairman said tha the agency has been having meaningful discussions with some relevant stakeholders on ways to strategise and develop the budding industry in Oyo State, nothing that the state is endowed with different kinds of solid minerals like granite, gold, gemstone, quarts, cassiterite, marble, garnet, tin-ore, monganite, naobium, agate, topnz, limestone, tantalum among others.