Ogun Bans Dredging, Sand Mining Activities Over Environmental Degradation


Ogun State Government has banned dredging and sand mining activities in various sites across the state with immediate effect.

This is to checkmate the constituting environmental nuisance and degradations being caused by their activities in various parts of the state.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya announced this during an Environmental Assessment Inspection Team to Abule,-Oko Community, Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government where dredging and sand mining activities have led to environmental degradation of the community and its environs.

Mr Oresanya said the state government has no choice than announcing the stops work order as the activities of the dredgers and sand miners aside from the environmental degradation have also impinge on the likelihood and well-being of inhabitants of various communities where they operate across the state.

“No government worth its salt allow these few individuals because of their economic gains, put the health and well-being of the general populace in danger through their activities which most times are illegal,” he added.

Mr Oresanya therefore warned them against flouting the stop work order as anyone caught would be prosecuted under the state environmental laws.