Forestry And Mining Protection of Nigeria: Provides an adequate environment for the Mining business

January 22, 2022by admin0

Forestry And Mining Protection of Nigeria: Provides an adequate environment for the Mining business

By Sadiya Ibrahim

As Nigeria faces different challenges ranging from illegal mining, and attacks of mining staff across the country in the face of insecurity, there’s an urgent need to embrace a solution to factors militating against the success of mining and forestry in the country.

Over the years, the mining industry despite its potential has failed to help the country navigate through economic diversification because of the myriad of challenges bewildering the sector.

According to research, the mining sector is facing a series of challenges which need urgent fixes to maximize its Potential.

The challenges include Environmental and climate change pressures, trade wars and geopolitics, changing and uncertain demand, technology changes, and a global maintenance skills shortage.

Addressing these challenges is a priority for the long-term sustainability of mining.

Also, the forest industry is a particularly important contributor to national economies. It provides a wide variety of products, including building materials, food, fuel, medicines, and raw materials for further processing.

Forests also help support agriculture by reducing wind speed, thus protecting crops and water sources. Trees also help stabilise soil conditions and regulate water flow, not to mention provide shelter for natural pollinators and predators of agricultural pests. Ultimately, all of these result in enhanced yields.

Despite its economic impact, the sector is underperforming due to various challenges which include a shortage of talent, expensive construction of logging roads, space constraints, variation of tree species, deforestation, climate change, and location challenges amongst others.

To stem these trends and maximize the potential of the two industries, FORESTRY AND MINING PROTECTION OF NIGERIA has made a resilient move in overcoming all challenges and building human capacity for economic growth.

The Nigerian Uniform Organization has been duly registered and approved on the 31st day of May 2021 as Limited by Guarantee with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

The organization has also received approval from the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment and other relevant agencies of government with the responsibility to protect the Mining Sector and to also mediate intending Mining conflicts between the Host Communities and the Mining Companies in Nigeria.

As insecurity bites hard on all sectors of the economy including the mining industry, the organization moved to protect both investors and workers for a common goal.

The organization established a professional security corp in all Mining Host Communities to promote Peace, Tranquillity and Economic growth in the country.

This organization has embarked on a series of sensitization and education of citizens of all ages on the dangers of illegal mining on the health of citizens.

They also educate and train youths on how to be vigilant and assist security agencies by reporting illegal mining activities in their areas and also empower them through employment creation.

To put an end to the fight between host communities and investors, the organization is educating communities and citizens on the need for peaceful resolution of mining-related disputes and encouraging miners to promote the provision of corporate social responsibilities in areas of
Portable Water, Health Facilities, And Educational Institutions Amongst Others.

The organization also Promotes Safe And Decent Forest Practices By Educating Host Communities On The Benefits Of Decent And Proper Forest Uses In The Overall Safety Of The Communities.

FORESTRY AND MINING PROTECTION OF NIGERIA not only care about society but also embraces good worker welfare in line with international practices.

Its worker remuneration is one of the best across the country as it provides a conducive and state-of-the-art environment for workers’ daily activities.

Below is the salary structure:


  1. Constable ₦40,383 ₦490,056
  2. Corporal ₦49,213 ₦590,556
  3. Sergeant ₦53,233 ₦638,796
  4. Staff Sergeant ₦61,547 ₦738,564


  1. Inspector I ₦65,204 ₦782,448
  2. Inspector II ₦70,132 ₦841,584
  3. Chief Inspector ₦79,531 ₦954,372


  1. Assistant Superintendent II ₦115,481 ₦1,385,772
  2. Assistant Superintendent I ₦126,020 ₦1,512,240
  3. Deputy Superintendent ₦139,921 ₦1,679,052
  4. Superintendent ₦150,982 ₦1,811,784
  5. Chief Superintendent ₦168,990 ₦2,027,880
  6. Deputy Commandant ₦222,653 ₦2,671,836
  7. Commandant ₦295,992 ₦3,047,904


  1. Assistant Commandant General ₦430,538 ₦5,166,456
  2. Deputy Commandant General ₦504,272 ₦6,051,264
  3. Commandant General ₦670,924 ₦8,051,088

Putting everything in place the organization has provided a haven environment for the mining business and also prioritised residents’ welfare to build the economy of the country.





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