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Gov Ayade bans illegal mining in Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade’s government has directed the public to cease illegal mining activities in Cross River, especially in Biase and Akamkpa local government areas.

• November 17, 2022
Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade
Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade’s government has directed the public to cease illegal mining activities in Cross River, especially in Biase and Akamkpa local government areas.

This is contained in a statement on Thursday, in Calabar, by Alfred Mboto, the permanent secretary for special services at the Governor’s Office.

The statement said illegal mining threatened the safety and security of the local government areas.

“Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has placed a total ban on all illegal mining activities in the state forthwith,” said the statement. “Security agencies have been directed to seal all illegal mining sites and arrest and prosecute all illegal mining companies and persons involved in this illegal activity.” 

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