Nigeria – Akwa Ibom: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges

Nigeria – Akwa Ibom: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges

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Nigeria, sand collectors. Captions and Photo source: ©© Jeremey Weate

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The unregulated activities of illegal sand miners in Akwa Ibom State is not only causing large damage to the environment, but also threatening the foundation of some critical assets in the state such as the Mkpok bridge in Onna Local Government Area and the strategic Calabar-Itu bridge in Itu Local Government Area of the state…

Read Full Article, Vanguard (04-12-2016)

Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners, Nigeria, Punch (04-16-2012)

Nigeria: Coastline Erosion, Sand Mining Threat to Lagos, All’Africa

Sand Mining In Badagry Suspended Due To Environmental Degradation
Governor Fashola of Lagos State has ordered the suspension of all forms of surface sand mining in Badagry area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, as a result of environmental degradation. The suspension is sequel to a petition written by a resident in Badagry.

Sand mining damages Nigeria’s shoreline; Al Jazeera Youtube Video (09-03-2014)

Sand Mining in Nigeria: Learn More, Coastal Care

Global Sand Mining: Learn More, Coastal Care

Coastal Care

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