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Kwara Govt Confirms Afrika Eyes Report, Seals Chinese Mining Company

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Kwara Govt Confirms Afrika Eyes Report, Seals Chinese Mining Company

Ilorin, Kwara State– The Kwara State Government on Wednesday sealed off Quarry Sites operating without necessary documents to validate their operational mode in the State.

Orogbagba community in Asa Local government of Kwara State have accused Kaidi Quarry, a Chinese company of environmental damage, property destruction, and health hazards attributed to the mining company’s rock blasting operations.

Recalled that Afrika Eyes investigative team sometime in September embarked on a journey to unearth the truth behind the allegations against the Chinese mining company, shining a glaring spotlight on the turmoil and injustice that had besieged the Orogbagba community.

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The Acting Executive Chairman, Kwara State Geographic Information Service (KWGIS) Esv. Abdulkareem Babatunde Sulyman led the government team to some of the Quarry Sites along Eyekorin Expressway, in Asa Local Government of the State, where the business was at its peak, as Trucks were sited loading stones from the site.

Addressing the press, Esv Sulyman said “This exercise became necessary, as part of KWGIS responsibilities to control the activity of Quarry in the State and ensure that business is run within the purview of Government.

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“We discovered that some companies were causing damages to our land, through their kind of business. There are Federal presence here, especially the bridge and blasting taking place in the surroundings. By implication, the bridge is being affected, which is of course detrimental to human existence as well as the safety of those in the neighborhood”.

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The Chairman explained that the team was there to seal off the premises, with an instruction that the affected companies report to his office with all the necessary papers that permits them to operate.

He however warned perpetrators that government will not fold its arms watching illegal operation of quarry business is ongoing in the state, adding there shall be consequences, if they are caught.

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