The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has deplored what it described as a case of environmental terrorism against the Ogoni people of Rivers State. The group therefore called on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately commence the cleanup of Ogoniland in particular and the Niger Delta Region in general as recommended by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) study on Ogoniland.
The Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers of Ogoni has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the directive to the Minister of Works, Mike Onolomeme to commence the immediate reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Onne Junction road to Port Harcourt and the Onne Junction Road to Akwa Ibom.
The Congress of Ogoni People has said the Ogoni people will be forced to seek for their self-determination and political autonomy, should Bori State not be included in the list of new states being proposed at the ongoing national conference in Abuja.
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) started oil exploitation in Ogoni in 1958. The only benefit Ogoni has received is environmental degradation and death, which the UNEP report of August 2011 confirms. Shell Ogoni Restoration Team and Sustainable Development Community Relation to issue a baseless contract to attack Ogoni people, Shell Joint Venture with other companies to commit crime-degrading the environment and killing Ogonis through a baseless contract to raise money from the contract for hiring of Soldiers, Armed Youths, and their contractors for bush clearing on the trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) from Eleme junction to Patrick water side in Ogoni Communities in Rivers State.
Youths from Eleme in Ogoniland have protested against the Shell Petroleum Development Company over what they described as crude oil stealing from the Ebubu oilfield. The protest which was sparked off by the harassment of a local farmer by security personnel attached to the Shell team yesterday has created panic and uncertainty in the area as men of the Joint Task Force have been drafted in disperse the protesting youths.
Management of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Wednesday accused the federal government of frustrating the release of funds for the implementation of the 2011 UN report for the clean-up of Ogoni land.
The senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has said that the refusal of the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Ogoni land forced him out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said the protest planned for the federal capital territory Abuja is to save the Ogoni people from imminent death and not targeted at embarrassing the president or any one else as had been widely reported in the media.
The Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award signed a petition during a three day conference in Cairo that called on President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria to implement the recommendations of a 2011 UN report on Ogoniland.