• Ogoni clean-up will take 20 years – Buhari

    Ogoni clean-up will take 20 years – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the cleanup of Ogoniland and other oil-impacted communities which his administration started in Bodo, Rivers State on June 2 would last 20 years.

    Buhari said this while inaugurating the Governing Council and the Board of Trustees of the Trust Fund for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project for the Implementation of the UNEP Report at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    He said, “The clean-up exercise is expected to go on for two decades. The first five years will […]

  • Sen. Abe commends Buhari over Ogoni Clean-up Board approval

    Sen. Abe commends Buhari over Ogoni Clean-up Board approval

    All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Rivers South East Senatorial District in the legislative re-run election, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving a 13 man Governing Council and 10 member Board of Trustees (BOT) for the cleanup of Ogoni land.

    In a statement issued in Port Harcourt and signed by Mr. Parry Saroh Benson, spokesperson to Senator Abe, said the President has demonstrated sincerity and commitment to the project and had proved skeptics wrong through his […]

  • Lack of funds won’t stop Ogoni clean-up, says FG

    Lack of funds won’t stop Ogoni clean-up, says FG

    As President Muhammadu Buhari flags off the cleanup of the Niger Delta on Thursday (tomorrow), beginning from Ogoniland in Rivers State, the Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the exercise will not stop until it is completed.

    It stated that it had put in place adequate measures that would ensure the sustenance of the clean-up exercise in the region and urged residents of the affected areas to support the government as the programme begins.

    The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, who […]

  • Ogoni Clean-up Begins June 2 – Minister Declares

    Ogoni Clean-up Begins June 2 – Minister Declares

    The Federal Government will on June 2 launch the kick-off of the Ogoni Clean-up programme as contained in the United Nations Environment Programme Report, the Minister of the Environment, Amina Muhammed, has said.

    Muhammed disclosed this on Thursday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during a courtesy visit to Governor Nyeson Wike.

    Represented by Minister of State for the Environment, Ibrahim Usman, the minister said the visit was to seek the collaboration of all stakeholders in the clean-up exercise.

    She said: “The programme is […]