NIGERIAN PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (NPDC) AND OGONI TRAITORS

The new move by NPDC to exploit the weakness of some Ogoni traitors to covertly negotiate the commencement of oil mining in Ogoni is annoying and has the potential of erupting a fresh wave of violence in the area. The big question for NPDC is, at what stage in the Ogoni conversation will the organization be trusted and be considered a responsible corporate citizen in Nigeria? This question begs for answer because the Ogoni natives went through this same ordeal in January 2015 with Belema Oil Company, which was an errand company for Shell Oil company.

MOSOP DISSOCIATE FROM COVERT MOVES FOR OIL PRODUCTION IN OGONI

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has dissociated itself from covert negotiations for the immediate commencement of oil extraction in Ogoni between the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) and some bribed Ogoni natives and warned that the corporation will be held responsible for any crisis that may engulf the community. MOSOP has thus warned the company to steer clear of the Ogoni nation.

Ogoni land Clean-up: Matters arising

President Muhammadu Buhari, recently flagged-off the long awaited clean-up of Ogoni Land, devastated by the activities of oil companies. The project which is strongly supported by the United Nations Environmental Development Programme (UNEDP), was designed to give Ogoni Land a face lift and better the life of the people.

Cleaning Up Ogoniland

President Muhammadu Buhari recently flagged-off a multi-billion naira clean-up and restoration programme of Ogoni land at Bodo in Gokana local government area of Rivers State. Represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, he said financial and legislative frameworks had been put in place to start implementing the recommendations of a United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report, commissioned by the federal government in 2006. The president said the programme would have sustainable development components that will benefit the people of the area. He added that the methodology for the clean-up and remediation will ensure job creation for youths.