Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State shuts down disputed Obu Mines, Okpella

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State shuts down disputed Obu Mines, Okpella

Citing security concerns arising from the proclamation by the Federal Ministry of mines that illegal mining activities are being carried out at the contentious Obu mines in Okpella, Edo state, Governor Godwin Obasekiyesterday shut down the mines until further notice.

The governor said the decision was taken in the interest of peace and tranquility, pointing out that flouting of his order will be met with wrath of the state government.

Consequently, the governor directed the state police Commissioner and the Army Brigade Commander in the state to halt further operations at the Obu mines with immediate effect.

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