Shortly after her swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, Barr. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan contributed on the motion sponsored by Senator Osita Ngwu representing Enugu West.
Senator Osita sponsored a motion to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the dwindling revenue desirable from solid mineral development in the country.
He urged the senate to ascertain the extent and impact of illegal mining activities and the extent of complicity of both local and expatriate industry players, amongst others.
While contributing to the motion, Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan called on the Senate to consider policies to curb environment degradation, host communities involvement and advanced seismic report.