Pres. Buhari Orders The Clean Up Of Damaged Ogoni Land

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By Ayeotan Shola

President Mohammadu Buhari have Ordered the cleaning up of Ogoni land dented with oil spillage.

The presidential directive followed the report of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on the environmental restoration of Ogoniland.

The statement from the presidency read thus;

“In keeping with his avowed commitment to working for the development and well-being of all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved several actions to fast-track the long delayed implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Report on the environmental restoration of Ogoni land.

The actions approved by President Buhari, based on recommendations to him by the Executive Director of UNEP, the UNEP Special Representative for Ogoniland, Permanent Secretaries of the Federal Ministries of Environment and Petroleum Resources, and other stakeholders, include the amendment of the Official Gazette establishing the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) to reflect a new governance framework comprising a Governing Council, a Board of Trustees and Project Management.”

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