ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST FAULTS PACE OF WORK ON OGONI CLEAN-UP
Environmental activists have described the ongoing clean up of impacted areas in Ogoni land as slow.
Speaking to newsmen at one of the impacted sites, leader of a non-governmental organization that advocates end to exploration, Oil watch International, Comrade Nnimmo Bassey called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency include Goi Community where the people have been displaced for over five years in the clean-up exercise.
Comrade Bassey while confirming ongoing cleanup in the area, insisted that urgent attention is needed to restore the environment and lives of the people.
Earlier, Information Officer of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP Mr. Kpobari Nafo called on Ogoni people to stop activities that could lead to re-pollution of the areas.
Mr. Nafo dismissed reports that HYPREP is doing nothing on the clean-up of Ogoni, insisting that ongoing activities in the various remediation sites and Supply Scheme in Eleme, Tai, Gokana and Khana Local Government is a proof that federal government is sincere in the project.
He advised company in oil sector operating in Nigeria and beyond to always ensure standard practice and quick response to equipment failure to avoid land pollution.
Our Correspondent reports that sites visited include Alesa Emergency water supply scheme, Bara Alue impacted site, Barakua water project, B-dere water project and impacted site, Goi community amongst others.