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Delta miners warned over violations

25 January 2016, 21:44

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.

Also read: Mining to contribute 2 per cent to GDP in 2016 – Minister

“For the avoidance of doubt, the state Government has suspended all illegal and indiscriminate sand dredging in the state,” said Osahor.

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,” Osahor said.

He advised members of the public, especially dredgers and miners to take note and be guided. 




- CAJ News

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