• Niger Delta farmers, fishermen abandon occupation over oil pollution

    Niger Delta farmers, fishermen abandon occupation over oil pollution

    The Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Monday, expressed concern that many fishermen and peasant farmers in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, especially Delta State, have deserted their long-established fishing and farming occupation because of the nonstop pollution of their environment by multi-national oil companies, pipeline vandals and oil bunkerers.

    National coordinator of the group, Mr. Sheriff Mulade, in a statement, said: “Our farmers and fishermen are being forced out of their age- long occupation as a result of the […]