Many have been asking when will the federal government fulfilled its promises on the Ogoni land that has become a sort of a desolate land for its inhabitants. Well, we have some good news for you all, the federal government of Nigeria has truly begun the clean up of the Ogoni land. According to images received by AutorReportNG, we can testify that work has really started.
This is HYPREP’s lot 6 (Nkeleoken) at Alode in Eleme LGA where remediation is ongoing. The process is the transfer of contaminated soil into the biocell for treatment.
It will be recalled that in 2011, UNEP submitted a report to the Federal Government on Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Today, that document is popularly referred to as the “UNEP Report” among stakeholders. The report contains detailed information on the assessment which covered contaminated land, groundwater, surface water, sediment, vegetation, air pollution, public health, industry practice and institutional issues as well as recommendations and steps to be followed in carrying out the clean-up exercise.
On 2nd June 2016, the Federal Government flagged-off the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) with the mandate to Remediate the Environment and Restore the Livelihood of the people.
With the clean up of the Ogoniland, the people of this community can rest assured that their lands will be fruitful and bring forth bountiful harvest again.
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