Illegal Miners in Asaba; Indigenes Call for Federal Government Intervention

The Federal government has been called upon to investigate the activities of illegal Miners at the high power tension national grid at Ibusa road axis of Asaba, the Delta State capital.

The consultant to the Asagba of Asaba, Professor Chike Edozien, Ogbueshi Ofili Mordi in a statement on land matters, said the approach by illegal minners remained unfriendly to the environment, which has caused environment degradation and endangered the lives of the people in the community.

Ogbueshi Mordi alledged that the perpetrator behind the nefarious act was the provost of the Federal Government College Technical Asaba, professor Josephine Anene -Okeakwa who encouraged the illegal Miners, after collecting money from them and have remained adamant in changing the narratives.

“The Provost of the Federal College of Education, Technical Asaba professor Josephine Anene -Okeakwa went as far as selling land under the national power grid, which is a big threat to the nations power sector and economic development of the country” he said.

The statement urged the Federal government to look into the situation with a view to properly address it, saying that failure to do so, might result in erosion and loss of agricultural land, lives and properties of the students in the area.

The statement also demanded that the said provost produce documents which empowered her to give out the said land to the miners.

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