The paramount ruler of Nortem Bori community in Ogoni, King Lenu Tsaro Igbara (Gbene Teekoo IX), yesterday visited the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Speaking during the visit, King Igbara said, “The oil well allotted to Shell Petroleum in Ogoni land was sealed up by the military administration of Gen. Sani Abacha in 1993 following the killing of rights activist, Ken Saro Wiwa.
“Over the years, Shell’s licence to prospect oil in Ogoni land expired but on assumption of office, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu embarked on the clean-up of Ogoni. With the success recorded in the clean-up exercise, the federal government handed over the well to NNPC and the NNPC has since returned to the site in preparation to commence work.”
In his remarks, Ganduje appreciated the Ogoni King for the visit and recognising the effort of President Bola Tinubu’s government in Niger Delta, saying, “The federal government under President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed is very active to clean the hydrocarbons that are there in Ogoni land.”
“So, I am happy today; our brother, His Royal Majesty from Ogoni land, has come to this office to appreciate what the federal government is doing to the Ogoni land.”