Rivers lawmaker calls for patience on Ogoni clean-up


An APC lawmaker representing Eleme Constituency in the Rivers Assembly, Hon. Josiah Olu has enjoined pressure groups agitating against the delayed Ogoni clean-up to be patient with the Federal Government.

Olu made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.

He said that the Ogoni clean-up required extensive planning, scientific analysis, community involvement, and genuine partnership to achieve needed goal.

Olu urged the people of Ogoni to exercise patience as the federal government strive towards implementing the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland in accordance with its framework.

According to him, the framework for the Ogoni clean-up is developed in a manner that embraces an all inclusive remediation of Ogoni land.

The lawmaker said that although the implementation stage of the program was slow…

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