Thursday, 9 August 2012

Clean-up of Ogoniland: MOSOP Accepts HYPREP

Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) said it accepts the Hydro-carbon Pollution Restoration Programme (HYPREP) for the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report for the clean-up of Ogoniland. However, MOSOP expressed dissatisfaction that it took the government one year to commence the implementation of the UNEP report despite the urgency of the situation.
In a statement which was jointly signed by the Chairman of MOSOP Provisional Council, Professor Ben Naanen, and a member of the Council and Bishop of the Ogoni Diocese of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rev. Solomon Gberegbara, MOSOP said the decision to accept HYPREP was taken at the congress of the Ogoni people held at the Peace and Freedom Centre, Bori, to mark one year of the release of UNEP Report.
The Federal Government had announced the setting up of HYPREP for the restoration of areas devastated by oil pollution in the Niger Delta.

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