The Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Solid Minerals on Tuesday charged quarry companies to comply with all regulations guiding their operations in the state.
The Chairman of the Committee, Lubi Akpoebi, gave the charge on Tuesday in Akure during the committee’s visits to Niger Construction Company and other quarry companies in Akure.
He said such regulations include prompt and mandatory payment of tax to the state government as well as enforcement of safe practices in their sites.
The legislator said payment of tax and dues to the state’s coffer would enhance the internally generated revenue of the state in 2013.
“The committee will now handle the matter with all seriousness and ensure that quarry companies operating in the state pay their taxes and dues to the government,” he said.
Mr. Akpoebi said it has become necessary for the companies to abide by every operational rule guiding the activities of the business.
He also said the companies should enforce on the workers the use of safety helmets and other protective measures during operation.
The Quarry Manager, Niger Construction Company, Malek Elie, said the company would comply with operational rules and regulations.
He called on the government to open doors of business opportunities for them.
Other companies visited were Fountain Construction Company, Dortmund Company Limited, Crushed Rock Industries (Nig) Limited and Samchase (Nig) Limited.