Abuja - The Delta State Government has warned
violators of an order suspending the indiscriminate sand dredging in the state.
Director of Information at the Ministry of Environment, Paul
Osahor, said all dredgers and miners interested in sand were to provide their
Environmental Impact Assessment Report and have the Dredging and Mining permit
of their site approved by Federal Ministry of Minesand Solid Mineral and State
Ministry of Environment.
He said the attention of the Delta State Government had been
drawn to the unwholesome activities of some persons who have formed the habit
of illegal and indiscriminate sand dredging in the region.
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“For the avoidance of doubt, the state Government has
suspended all illegal and indiscriminate sand dredging in the state,” said
Osahor said the state government would invoke sanctions on
any person or group that failed to comply with the guidelines and standards for
dredging and mining sand in the state.
“We shall apply the Delta State Extant rules, ecological and
environmental laws and the consolidated Revenue Law on defaulters accordingly,”
He advised members of the public, especially dredgers and
miners to take note and be guided.
- CAJ News