The Ogun State Government has banned dredging and sand mining activities in various sites across the state with immediate effect.
The activities was said to have constituted environmental nuisance and degradations in various part of the state.
S.A to the Governor on environment, Mr Ola Oresanya announced this during an Environment Assessment Inspection to Abule, Oko community, Magboro, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area where dredging and sand mining activities have led to environmental degradation of the communities and its environs.
Mr Oresanya said the state government has no choice than announcing the stop-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 and various communities where they operate across the state.
“No government worth its salt will allow these few individuals because of their economic gains, put the health and wellbeing of the general populace in danger through their activities”
The S.A therefore warned them against flouting the stop work order as anyone caught will be prosecuted under the state environmental laws.