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Buhari promises to clean up Ogoniland

29 January 2016, 15:27

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s resolve to clean up of Ogoniland and other parts of Niger Delta damaged by crude oil spillage, Nation reports.

Speaking during a visit to the United Nations Office in the Kenyan capital, President Buhari said his government will implement the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP’s) recommendations for the clean up of Ogoniland.

The President said one of the first tasks he carried out when he came into office was to authorise the implementation of the recommendations of UNEP for the clean-up of  Ogoniland.

Also read: Buhari, Jonathan in war of words over arms purchase

He said the devastation caused by oil spillage has destroyed lives and livelihoods and is one of the reasons people in that region lost faith in government and  resorted to criminal activities.

He stated that the action the government took to implement UNEP’s recommendations gave the indigenes hope.

Read more at Nation

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