Imo State Miners wants end to illegal activities in the mining industry.

Chairman, Miners Association of Nigeria, Imo State chapter, Prince Ugochukwu Onyenwenwa, has expressed worry over illegal activities in the mining industry, which, according to him, may cause environmental disaster, if not urgently checked.
He also raised the alarm over alleged threats to his life by some elements, who, he said, are against his determination to sanitise the industry, and reposition it for greater benefit of the state.
Mr. Onyenwenwa stated this while reacting to the outcry by leaders of Nekede, Egbeada, Ihiagwa and Irete communities in Owerri West Council of the state, over the situation, which, they said, has not only affected their socio-economic lives, but also claimed the lives of their people.
He disclosed that the illegal mining activity has also caused serious environmental challenges such as gully erosion and heavy flooding during rains in the affected areas.