The Emir of Yauri, Dr Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi, has commended the federal government for the introduction of the standard model for artisanal gold mining.
Dr Abdullahi said the model, as against the crude way deployed by artisans, would not only improve the economy of the emirate but the state and the country in general.
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The monarch made this known yesterday after he visited a new mining site in Mararaba Birnin Yauri in Ngaski Local Government Area.
While expressing satisfaction with the quality of work done at the Addict (A) underground alluvial processing plant site visited, he said machinery had since been planted and a one million capacity earth dam constructed for the mining model.