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Kwara govt shuts Chinese Quarry site

The Kwara State Government has sealed off a Chinese Quarry site located at Ilorin-Ogbomoso road, over non -compliance with safety rules.

The Director of Environment, Kwara state Environmental Protection Agency, Abayomi Idiwu said the decision to seal off the quarry site follows earlier inspection carried out by the Agency  to the company.

According to Mr Idiwu, numerous safety violations were discovered at the site during the inspection, including lack of essential safety equipment for workers.

He said environmental concerns, such as lack of proper reclamation procedures, and non-compliance with essential environmental permits and licenses, were equally observed.

Mr Idiwu insisted that the quarry site was believed to have posed a significant risk to the safety and health of its workers as well as people living in the area.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor