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Gov Otu suspends scrap metal activities in Cross River …directs all licensed scrap metal dealers to report to the office of the Chief of Staff.

The governor of Cross River State, Senator Bassey Otu has ordered the suspension of scrap metal activities (also known as iron condemn) in the state.

This was disclosed in a press release signed by Edem Darlington, Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Monday (July 24).

According to the release, the suspension followed reports of incessant theft and vandalisation of critical public and private infrastructures by the scrap metal scavengers.

“The Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu has approved the immediate suspension of all activities of scrap metals in the state until further notice.

“All dealers on scrap metals are, by this notice advised to adhere strictly to this directive, as security agents have been mandated to deal decisively with anyone found flaunting this directive”, the statement read in part.

It further directed that “all licensed scrap metal dealers are hereby advised to report to the office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor on Thursday 27 July 2023 at 2pm, for necessary briefing.”

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