The member representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency of Rivers State in the House of Representatives, Dr. Farah Dagogo, at the weekend raised the alarm that the people of the Niger Delta were dying slowly from long years of environmental pollution in the oil-rich area.
Speaking at an event to mark the 2020 World Environmental Day in Abuja, the lawmaker regretted that the development had rendered the entire region unhealthy for its inhabitants, just as he lamented that the people had become so hopeless to the extent that “they have been made to accept it as a way of life.”
Painting a pathetic picture, Dagogo said it was not only the people’s lives that were at risk but also aquatic animals and their habitats that had equally been affected by the unsavoury scenario.
His words: “As we join the rest of the world to celebrate the World Environmental Day, it is imperative and paramount that we draw the attention of the world to the suffocating health conditions we are…
Source: Guardian Newspaper