Minister of Mines and Steel Development Fayemi Kayode has urged licensed dredgers in Lagos to go about their legitimate duties without hindrance from the Lagos State Government.
The minister, in a statement on Monday, urged legitimate dredgers to disregard any instruction seeking them to stop their lawful operations.
The ministry said its attention was drawn to a recent ruling of the Court of Appeal in Lagos and several reports ascribed to various officials of the Lagos government regarding a purported order issued to duly licensed dredgers operating in the state.
He said while the legal officers of the ministry were studying the judgment in the interim, the dredgers should continue with their day-to-day activities.
According to him, the ministry frowns at the way some officials of the government had gone about deliberately distorting the pronouncement of the appeals court in the matter.