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.