Fayemi Seals Off Company Over Diversion Of Explosives – Nigeria Politics Online


The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday orderede the immediate sealing off of Messrs Nigerian Development and Construction Company (NDCC), an importer and seller of explosives in Koko, Delta State, over illegal diversion of explosives.

He also ordered the blacklisting of the company and withdrawal of its explosive licences over the crime.

The minister’s order was on the heel of a discovery after an investigations by the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), which revealed that the company was involved in illegal diversion of about 9,000 kg of Nitro-glycerine explosives and 16,420 pieces of electrical detonators from its magazines between 2015 and 2016.

The Minister, through his Special Assistant on Media, Olayinka Oyebode, “warned all manufacturers, importers, sellers and end users of explosives in the country  to desist from unprofessional sale, procurement, storage and use of explosives in line with the provisions of the Explosives Act of 1964 , the Explosives Regulations of 1967 and other extant policy directives.”

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