FG BEGINS FIELD LEVEL OF OGONI CLEAN-UP PROJECT
Written by thereachfm on March 5, 2019
Minister of Environment, Suleiman Zarma, has said that the Federal Government has commenced the field level implementation of the Ogoni clean-up exercise in Niger Delta.
Speaking yesterday at World Wildlife Day in Abuja, Zarma added that Niger Deltans would soon benefit from the project because of the exotic species of fishes in that environment.
The minister added that on completion, the hitherto polluted water bodies would be decontaminated to bring back life to Ogoni communities saying that the ministry is making efforts to clean up plastic wastes that are degrading the water bodies.
Reports say that an assessment of the devastation of Ogoniland through oil exploration in 2011, as carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) had recommended a clean-up of the area by the federal government and the oil companies involved.