Skip to main content

Extend clean-up to Eket, group urges Buhari

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Niger Delta Network Advancement Programme, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for embarking on the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme on Ogoni land clean-up. The NGO stated that the move had vindicated Buhari as a true patriot and a friend of the Niger Delta.
It urged the President to extend the gesture to the entire Niger Delta region including Eket and its environs.
The group’s president, Mr. Al-Mustapher Edoho, who stated this in Uyo, on Thursday, said Eket communities have suffered decades of oil and gas pollution.

Edoho added that the level of pollutants resulting from the flaring of oil and gas in Eket and its environs had gone beyond acceptable international standards.
“We commend President Muhammadu Buhari for his courage and patriotism in approving the immediate implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme report of 2011 on the clean-up of the Ogoni land that was completely devastated, following years of pollutions.
“The gesture shows that Buhari is a true patriot and a friend of the Niger Delta. We call on him to extend the clean-up to the entire Niger Delta region, including the oil-producing communities of Eket and its environs,” he said.

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

FG and labor leaders to meet today over planned strike action against increased pump price

The Federal government, leaders of the Nigeria Labor Congress NLC ‎and Trade Union allies will be meeting today May 16th to discuss on the planned strike action by the Labor congress. The labor leaders on Saturday May 14th gave FG till midnight of Tuesday May 17th to revert to the old pup price of petrol of N86.50 or face a total strike that may begin on Wednesday May 18th.

The Federal government and Labor leaders' meeting will hold at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja by 10am..

Those expected at the meeting include Minister of Labor Chris Ngige, leaders of NLC, TUC, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and their Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN counterpart.

TRAGEDY IN GHANA-Police officer, pregnant wife, daughter perish in gory accident,new born baby survives

A Police officer, his pregnant wife, their 3-year-old daughter and their nephew died in a horrible accident on the Adabraka road Sunday dawn.

The Police officer identified as Sergeant Francis Essuman 42, with his nephew Kobby 21, and their daughter Wilhelmina 3, were accompanying his pregnant wife, Elizabeth Essuman, 36, to the hospital to deliver when the accident occurred.

According to Chief Inspector Lilly Rockson in an interview with Adom News said, the pregnant woman delivered a bouncing baby boy in the taxi half way to the hospital prompting them to panic.

In a bid to quickly get her to the hospital to avert any complications, the taxi driver was compelled to speed but ended up crushing into a Sprinter bus which was on top speed from Tudu in Accra.

Title-crazy civil servants to go

Title-crazy civil servants are scared of being sacked, The Nation learnt at the weekend. Officials, who violated the Public Service Rule banning titles until after retirement, may be retired in the coming civil service reforms.
Only those whose titles were traditionally inherited may be spared but their postings and conduct will be put under watch.
According to sources, the government is disturbed that most of the top civil servants with honorary awards actually bought them at high fees.
The affected civil servants violated the rules which grants them the right to such honors only after retirement.
Besides committing the resources of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS) to such awards, most of the civil servants used the window to “grant favour to groups, persons, and communities in violation of their oath of office.”