SERAP Slams Oil Companies Over Niger Delta Environmental Crisis

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has blamed oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta for the environmental degradation in the region.

The group’s position is contained in a report commissioned by SERAP titled, “We Are All Vulnerable. How Lack Of Transparency and Accountability Is Fueling Human Rights Violations in the Niger Delta’’.

It called on the federal government to put in place a legal framework to ensure that oil and gas companies and other key players recognise the right of the people in the Niger Delta to a clean and healthy environment.

SERAP urged the government to ensure the actualisation of such a framework first in the Niger Delta, and later in the country as a whole.

The report was presented to the public in Lagos by a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr Bunmi Afinowi.

Afinowi stated in the report that the extensive social, economic, and environmental degeneration in the region have largely…



Source: Leadership Newspaper