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Ogoni communities pledge support for UNEP Report implementation

By News Express on 31/10/2015

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Communities in Ogoni land, Rivers State, have resolved to support ongoing efforts to implement the UNEP Report and clean up the polluted environment.

Rev. Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), said in Yenagoa that the communities took the decision after a capacity building workshop in Ogoni on Friday.

Bassey said that HOMEF organised the workshop on ‘Building Community Resilience Towards the Implementation of the UNEP Report’ at Ken Saro-Wiwa Peace Centre, Bori, Ogoni, as a peace building effort to avert conflict.

According to him, the training sought to develop the skills needed for participants to promote, mentor and serve as watchdogs on the Implementation of the UNEP Report.

He said that the participants drawn from drawn from Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme local government areas observed that Ogoni environment is a disaster zone in dire need of clean up.

The foremost environmentalist said: “They observed that the plan by government to implement the report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the Ogoni environment is the right step to take.

“The implementation of the UNEP report will not be effective without the full support of the Ogoni people.

“That there is the need for a holistic monitoring of the environmental clean-up and remediation processes to ensure that a thorough work is done in line with the recommendations of the UNEP Report.”

Bassey said that stakeholders in the proposed clean up and remediation of Ogoni land resolved to undertake sensitisation and awareness of all Ogoni communities on the UNEP Report.

According to him, the sensitisation will ensure that everyone is fully aware and understand the implications of the UNEP Report and to correct misconceptions about the environmental clean-up.

He said that the participants further resolved that the institutions to oversee the clean-up should be supported, while the institutions should ensure that work plans, milestones are fully discussed with the Ogoni people.

They also agreed to clarify to everyone that the clean up budget is for cleaning up the environment and is separate from funds that may be need as compensations.

Bassey said the workshop ended with the Inauguration of the Ogoni Ecological Defenders (OED) and Monitoring Network to continually train, monitor and report on the clean-up and other ecological incidents.

•Photo shows oil-polluted Ogoniland.

Source News Express

Posted 31/10/2015 04:09:39 AM





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