Some environment activists have introduced a dimension to the return of oil operations in Ogoni areas of Rivers State, saying clean up would no longer be the reason for peace. One of the groups particularly said there would be no oil operations for life in Ogoni.
The well publicized Ogoni cleanup launch by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on June 2, 2016 may have been seen as a blessing for the Ogoni people, but it also saved a foreign investor who have shown interest in renewable energy in Ogoni.
The Federal Ministry of Environment has said it has come to its knowledge that some dubious individuals may use the opportunity of the Ogoni cleanup project to extort unsuspecting people of the Niger Delta communities through forgery of letters in the name of Federal Government agencies.
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As the Federal Government inaugurates both the governing council and board of trustees for the cleanup of Ogoniland tomorrow, there is apprehension that a paucity of funds may hinder the immediate execution of the project.
About 2,000 youths from Ogoni yesterday protested against the Rivers State Government over the proposed dredging of a river in Bori, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area. The youths claimed that the dredging work was done without consultation with affected communities and no environmental impact assessment was done before the commencement of dredging.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) wishes to express its delight over President Muhammadu Buhari's approval of the governing council and board of trustees for the implementation of the Ogoni cleanup as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The National Youth Council of Ogoni People (NYCOP) has condemned recent statements credited to KAGOTE and the Ogoni Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers in which these organizations sought to mischievously mislead the general public with falsified information about its purpose and antics.
NYCOP wishes to state that the youths of Ogoniland are unequivocally committed to the implementation of the UNEP report and urge the leadership of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) not to be distracted by mischief makers like KAGOTE and the so-called Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers
Dr. Young Nkpah
President, National Youth Council of Ogoni People (NYCOP)
August 2, 2016
The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to name members of the Governing Council and Board of Trustees (BoT) for the cleanup of oil spills in Ogoni land.
Environmental monitoring is often carried out to ensure that standards are maintained to ensure environmental and human health. In other words, we monitor to ensure that nothing goes wrong, and so that we detect when anything goes wrong. That is the standard idea of environmental monitoring.