Govt Takes Over Minning Factory in Ibadan

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Oyo State government has taken over suspected Chinese illegal mining factory located at Idi Ayunre on Ibadan-Ogun Expressway.

The governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde stated this during a visit to the site.

Governor Makinde explained that the Chinese Company was registered by the federal government for car tyre recycling and battery crushing, but was suspected to have been dealing in Lithium production.

Governor Makinde said such an act violates the recently signed executive order against handling of harmful substances and illegal mining in the state.

He noted that those workers caught on site have been taken to the police custody, while investigations continue.

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