Cross River Govt Bans Illegal Mining

Starrys obazei/November 17, 2022.

Cross River Government has directed members of the general public to cease all forms of illegal mining activities ongoing in the state, especially in Biase and Akamkpa local government areas, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday in Calabar, signed by the Permanent Secretary of Special Services, Governor’s Office, Dr. Alfred Mboto.

Mboto said illegal activities threaten the safety and security of the local government areas, adding that the state governor, Ben Ayade, had banned all illegal mining.

“Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has placed a total ban on all illegal mining activities in the state immediately.

“Security agencies have been directed to seal all illegal mining sites and arrest and prosecute all illegal mining companies and persons involved in the illegal activities,” he said.

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