By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja
The Federal Government said that work is in top gear on the Ogoni Clean-up exercise and that 17 contaminated sites have been cleaned up and certified, clean.
The government also said that it has awarded contracts for six water projects in the area, while 400 Ogoni women have been trained in various small businesses in agriculture, aquaculture, poultry, etc.
The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud disclosed this while fielding questions from the State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the First Lady’s Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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Asked on the level of work on the Clean-up exercise, he said, “Just yesterday (Tuesday) we passed the budget of the Ogoni Clean-up otherwise known as HYPREP, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project….
Source: Vanguard Newspaper