Insists that Government Efforts Targeting Oil Resumption.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has faulted Nigerian Environment minister's trip to the U.K describing it as a waste of funds and a ploy to cover-up misappropriated funds in HYPREP.
Reacting to media reports indicating that Nigeria's Environment Minister is leading a government delegation to the U.K to understudy cleanup best practices, President of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke said the exercise was absurd and ridiculous especially as it was coming just few weeks to the end of the Minister's tenure.
Nsuke said this level of frivolities lends credence to our earlier warnings of massive financial corruption in HYPREP.
Nsuke said it was unthinkable that just weeks to the end of the Minister's tenure, he is embarking on a study tour on best practices for a cleanup program for which he has since awarded the contracts and claims that work has began.
The MOSOP President said HYPREP was clearly a negation of the anti-corruption claims of the President Buhari's administration.
He said the Ogoni cleanup program has become laughable especially in view of attempts to cover up corruption by a government that award contracts and claim mobilization of contractors to site even before deciding on a laboratory to handle samples.
The MOSOP President, Prince Fegalo Nsuke, said the cleanup managers were merely after the cleanup funds and oil resumption in Ogoniland and not bothered about the fundamental demands of the Ogoni People for Self Determination and freedom in Nigeria, the demands for compensation for the destruction of livelihoods and the provision of water for the Ogoni People to end the water crises in Ogoni.
MOSOP also noted the deficiencies of the exercise without the support structures including the Integrated Soil Management Center and the Center of Excellence.