He said that MOSOP is cooperating with the authority to sensitive the various communities on the exercise.
Meanwhile, the MOSOP President says it is disappointing that the government is working to resume oil exploration in Ogoniland without first addressing the issue of the clean-up of the area.
According to him, “It is instructive to note that whilst the government of Nigeria commissioned the UNEP to carry out an assessment of Ogoni land whose report had called for a total cleanup and restoration of Ogoniland, it’s disappointing that the same government is going about trying to force its way through the back door to commence operations in Ogoniland, without addressing the key concerns that had been raised by the Ogoni people over the years”.
He said that the Ogoni people will not allow the resumption of any oil exploration in their land if the UNEP report is not implemented.
The MOSOP President also told newsmen that, the renewed interest in Ogoni oil by the Federal Government was in connection with the discovery of a huge gas deposit in the area.
He said that this discovery has led to the deployment of all instruments of blackmail to intimidate the people.
“In the recent months, there had been intense and deliberate attempts by the oil industry to return to the Ogoni oilfields through the back door, without any broad-based discussion with the Ogoni, people with the potentials of igniting conflict and violence (TIDE)