FG Urged To End Gas Flaring By 2018


Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Acting President

An Environmentalist, Mr Iniruo Wills has called on the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to use executive order to declare Dec.31, 2018 as deadline for gas flaring in the Niger Delta region.

Wills said on Sunday in Yenagoa that an executive order was required to put an end to constant shifting of gas flaring deadlines since 1970s.

He said that Osinbajo could as well pronounce Dec. 31, 2018 “the final irreversible deadline” for gas flaring if there are genuine and compelling factors that could make the earlier date unrealisable.

It would be recalled that the last deadline which expired in 2014 was shifted to Dec. 31, 2020 by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

Wills noted that there was an urgent need for a comprehensive action to protect the environment, ecosystems and communities in the Niger Delta region.

He maintained that such…

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