Posted by News Express | 11 April 2019 | 771 times
President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke, has described the Hydro Carbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) as a notable representation of Nigeria’s fantastic corruption.
He made the claim wile reacting to the Federal Government’s establishment of the HYPREP Central Representative Advisory Council (CRAC) in Abuja yesterday, April 9, alleging that CRAC is simply an organ of HYPREP to justify the abuse of the Ogoni Cleanup Funds.
Nsuke, who spoke from the MOSOP Secretariat in Bori, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, said HYPREP was “battling to save its battered and corrupt reputation as an agency simply put in place to siphon the Ogoni Cleanup Funds.”
The MOSOP President insisted that HYPREP was not implementing the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Report on Ogoniland but was “desperately bent on deceiving the public to justify the Federal Government’s planned to force oil resumption in Ogoni without the consent of the people.”
Nsuke said what the Nigerian government was doing in Ogoniland in the name of cleanup is a jamboree and a deception.
“They are definitely not implementing the UNEP report whose first recommendation was the provision of safe drinking water for the Ogoni people.
“HYPREP has jettisoned all recommendations that benefit the Ogoni people and gone ahead to award contracts for cleanup without considering our concerns as Ogoni people,” he said.
The MOSOP President also questioned the integrity of the cleanup programme without any plan to handle the contaminated soils. “UNEP,” he said, “had recommended the establishment of a soil management center to handle contaminated soils but the federal government has abandoned the soil management center and gone ahead to use the cleanup funds for political patronages.
“HYPREP has simply become a notable symbol of Nigeria's fantastic corruption.”
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