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NGO charges FG on Ogoni clean-up

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately institute the framework of the clean-up of the oil…

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately institute the framework of the clean-up of the oil spill in Ogoniland as part of measures of implementing the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment and Recommendations (UNEP) on the pollution in Ogoniland.
The Executive Director, ERA/FoEN Godwin Uyi Ojo made the call yesterday in Abuja at the advocacy meeting on the clean-up, saying the pollution has continued to spread due to non-action especially on the parts of Shell and federal government.
He said the call became necessary given that there was nothing to indicate that government would commence the clean-up in three weeks as announced and that it was time the present administration matches words with action..
He asked government to make it strategies, roadmap and processes it intends to use to achieve the clean-up and restoration of Ogoniland, alleging that the plight of the Ogoni people had been worsened by non-implementation of the UNEP report due to its politicization over the years.

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