Dickson Accuses IOCs of Environmental Terrorism


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Seriake Dickson

Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson saturday accused International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the state of environmental terrorism, which had claimed lives of several residents of the state.

Dickson, also, alleged that for over 50 years, the people of Bayelsa had been subjected to the gravest level of pollution without respite arising from the activities of oil multinationals operating in the state.

He made the allegation after receiving an interim report from the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) at Dappa Biriye Conference Centre in Yenagoa yesterday.

Dickson, who appreciated the Chairman of the commission, Bishop John Sentamu and his members, urged them to continue to mobilise international support against the degradation of the environment and the livelihood of Bayelsa residents.

Describing the situation as tragic, the governor said for him, the matter was…

Source: Thisday Newspaper