Cross River bans illegal mining activities

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has banned all forms of illegal mining activities in the state, particularly in Biase and Akamkpa local government areas.

This was announced in a statement signed on Thursday in Calabar, by the Permanent Secretary of Special Services, Governor’s Office, Alfred Mboto, noting that illegal activities pose a threat to the safety and security of the local government areas.

Mboto added that governor has, therefore, ordered the general public to desist from all forms of illegal mining in the state.

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

He added “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”.

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