November 17, (THEWILL) – Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has placed a total ban on all illegal mining activities in the State, especially in Biase and Akamkpa LGAs.
A statement issued on Thursday, by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Governor’s Office, Dr. Alfred Mboto, noted that the illegal activities of miners constitute a threat to the safety and security of the local government areas.
“Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has placed a total ban on all illegal mining activities in the state forthwith.
“Security agencies have been directed to seal all illegal mining sites and arrest and prosecute all illegal mining companies and persons involved in these illegal activities”, the statement added.