President Muhammadu Buhari will launch Ogoniland Clean-up on June 2.
Mr Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, Head of Corporate Affairs unit, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said in a statement, yesterday.
Amu-Nnadi said Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed confirmed the date when she visited Bodo in Gokana Local Government Area of the state to inspect an oil spill clean-up demonstration.
The statement quoted Mohammed as saying the president had given assurances that the area would be cleaned-up in fulfilment of his electioneering promise to people of the Niger Delta. “I can confirm that President Buhari will visit Ogoniland on June 2 to flag-off clean-up of oil spills in the area as recommended in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. The president will return to Ogoniland where he inaugurated a fish pond in 1984, where the once flourishing pond, regrettably, was destroyed by oil pollution.
“The Federal Government will restore the ecosystem to what it used to be, and, as such, restore the peoples’ source of livelihood…”
Culled from: http://sunnewsonline.com/buhari-to-launch-ogoniland-clean-up-june-2/