The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development has informed the residents of Adamawa and Taraba states about an upcoming airborne geophysical survey within the bordering local government areas of the two states.
Supported by the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project (MinDiver), the survey will be conducted by international consultant Excalibur, utilizing yellow-colored small airplanes equipped with aeromagnetic lenses.
According to a press statement signed by Ishaku Kigbu, the Media and Communication Officer of MinDiver, full sensitization has already taken place in the concerned states.
The aeromagnetic survey is ongoing, and residents are advised not to be alarmed when witnessing the flight of these specialized aircraft at low altitudes, systematically capturing magnetic anomalies.
The statement emphasizes, “People living in local government areas between Taraba and Adamawa States should not panic when they notice small yellow-colored aircraft flying at low altitude to capture geological information and data in their localities within the two states.”
The specified local government areas expected to witness these low flights include Ardo Kola, Jalingo, Karim Lamido, Lau, Yorro, and Zing LGAs in Taraba, as well as Mayo Balwa, Demsa, Ganye, and Toungo LGAs in Adamawa State.
The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development highlighted the necessity of this alert, considering the prevailing security situation in the country.
The announcement aims to prevent misinformation and ensure that the public is well-informed about the purpose and nature of the airborne survey.
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