Abuja - The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)
is generating a comprehensive database of graduates, contractors and artisans
in Ogoniland ahead of the full implementation of the Ogoni clean-up exercise.
Legborsi Saro Pyagbara, President the apex mass-based
organisation of the Ogoni people, said the process of compiling a database of
Ogoni professionals, graduates, skilled and unskilled personnel were necessary to
access Ogoni's human capacity and the level of training required for the
engagement of the Ogoni people for the clean-up.
“As part of our preparations, we will launch a database of
Ogoni graduates and contractors so we can have a good understanding of our
capacity as a people ahead of the full implementation of the cleanup exercise,”
Also read: Administration committed to cleaning up Ogoniland
MOSOP, Pyagbara said, they needed data on artisans, all
skilled and unskilled personnel so that they could competently determine their training
Pyagbara hinted that the full implementation of the cleanup
exercise was expected to be accompanied with sustainable livelihood programmes
like job creation, entrepreneurship development, training and massive infrastructural
In June 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the
process to cleanup Ogoniland.
This was followed with the inauguration of the Governing
Council and Board of Trustees of The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project –
the implementation framework set up by the Federal Government for the cleanup of
Ogoniland and other impacted communities in Nigeria's Niger Delta.
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