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Dan-China speaks after alleged ‘Illegal’ mining saga, sues for peace

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Managing Director, Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, Abdullahi Adamu alias Dan-China has restated his commitment to continue impacting people’s lives through mining activities without regard to detractors.

This is coming weeks after the Federal Government had dropped charges against the renowned miner over alleged illegal mining of lead and zinc at Kompani Zurak in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau state between 2015 and 2017.

Recall that Dan-China, a former Bauchi State governorship aspirant on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, and 16 other Chinese nationals were arraigned before Federal High Court sitting in Jos over alleged Illegal mining in the state.

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However, the case, which lasted for eight months, was withdrawn by the federal government.

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Speaking with DAILY NIGERIAN during a courtesy call he paid to the Emirs of Wase and Kanam, Dr Sambo Haruna and Muhammadu Babangida Mu’azu at their respective palaces, Dan-China sought for peaceful co-existence between his host communities.

Dan-China also reiterated that he has forgiven anybody that offended him and also asked for people’s forgiveness.

According to him, his philanthropic work would focus on human development and youth empowerment.

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Dan-China stressed that he won’t be deterred by the court case, adding that, “the day I found out that I can no longer impact on peoples’ lives in a positive way, I would stop mining that day.”

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He further explained that despite his travails he was not holding any grudge against anybody and has no intention of pressing any charges against anyone.

“I am happy as all and sundry understood that all the litigations charged against him were far from the truth.

“I feel very great. I am happy with how the government understands the situation and found out the truth. Federal government understands that all the litigations are not true.

“I am grateful to Federal government and Plateau state government for the patience and following my issue without interference. I promise to continue to make peace with all the stakeholders involved,” he assured.

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Dan-China, therefore, assured his host communities of his commitment in providing infrastructural development to the areas.

He said, “I am into mining not to acquire wealth, but to touch the lives of people in a positive way, that’s why I focus my philanthropic work on human development and youth empowerment.

“I know there are other issues pending but I am calling on both parties to live in peace with one another because without peace no town can develop.”

“When youths were empowered all social vices, crime and violence would be tamed and the society would progress and develop, therefore youths and human empowerment and development would continue to be my top priority,” he explained.

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