Akwa Ibom State bans indiscriminate sand dredging and gravel mining at IBB flood control site - Paul Ukpabio's Blog

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Monday, 21 December 2020

Akwa Ibom State bans indiscriminate sand dredging and gravel mining at IBB flood control site

Akwa Ibom State government today, banned indiscriminate sand dredging in the state. The official statement to this effect emanated from the office of Charles Udoh KSJI, the Hon. Commissioner for Environment & Petroleum Resources.

The statement stated that following the commencement of construction work on the IBB Avenue Flood Control Project, Akwa Ibom State Government has noted with displeasure the high level of indiscriminate sand dredging and gravel mining at Mbikpong Ikot Edim and the outfall area of the IBB - Mbiakot drain.

These activities, the statement said further, have not only hindered construction work but also destroyed the existing streams and created dangerous gullies which constitute serious threats to buildings and farmlands.

To this end, all individuals or groups involved in these indiscriminate activities along the corridor of the project are hereby directed to vacate the location before Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

The official statement also added that defaulters will be prosecuted.

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