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President Buhari will flag-off the
clean-up of Ogoni land on June 2,
2016, according to reports from an
official of the Niger Delta
Development Commission (NDDC).
The Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Ibim
Semenitari, also praised Buhari for fulfilling
his campaign promise to develop Ogoni land
and the Niger-Delta region.
Seminatari said “Ogonis are united behind this
effort by the Federal Government to clean up
their environment, and as such, the people
will help in ensuring sustainability of the
This was announced in a statement issued on
Monday, May 30, 2016, by the NDDC Head of
Corporate Affairs unit, Chijioke Amu-Nnadi.
The President’s visit is coming on the heels of
the inspection tour carried out by the minister
of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who
announced that the Buhari led
administration is committed to cleaning up
Ogoni land. »
The exercise is in-line with recommendations
made by the United Nations Environment
The NNDC official statement quoted the
minister of environment saying “I can confirm
that President Buhari will visit Ogoni land on
June 2 to flag-off clean-up of oil spills in the
area as recommended in the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
“Buhari would return to Ogoni land where he
inaugurated a fish pond in 1984 where the
once flourishing pond regrettably had been
destroyed by oil pollution.
“The Federal Government is coming back to
restore the ecosystem to what it used to be
and as such restore the peoples’ source of
“We are not just committed to implementing
the UNEP report but we are also going beyond
that by taking steps to improve security, good
governance and economy of the Niger Delta
“I can assure that the clean-up exercise is only
the beginning, as Mr President is focused on
restoring hope to people of the region.”
Mohammed was at Numuu-Tekuru
Waterfront in Bodo City, Gokana Local
Government Area of Rivers State, venue of the
flag off ceremony, to ascertain the level of
work that has been done.
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