Ogun Bans Dredging,Sand-Mining Activities - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, August 20, 2021

Ogun Bans Dredging,Sand-Mining Activities

Ogun state government has banned dredging and sand mining activities in various sites across the state with immediate effect, as part of safety measures to stop further degradations and environmental nuisance caused by such activities

Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya announced this during an Environmental Assessment Inspection Team to Abule,-Oko Community, Magboro, Obafemi Owode Local Government where dredging and sand-mining activities have led to environmental degradation of the community and its environs.

Mr Oresanya says the state government has no choice than announcing the stop-work order as the activities of the dredgers and sandminers aside from the environmental degradation have also impinge on the likelihood and well-being of inhabitants of various communities where they operate across the state.

"No govermemt worth its salt will allow these few individuals because of their economic gains, put the health and well-being of the general populace in danger thorough their activities which most times are illegal"he added.

Mr Oresanya therefore warned them against flouting the stop work order as anyone caught will be prosecuted under the state Environmental Laws.

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