-Ogoni people cry out over government’s failure to implement the clean up of Ogoni land.
-They opined the situation is negatively affecting the peoples’ means of livelihood and survival.
Federal government gets December deadline to start Ogoni land clean up.
Over a year after the flag off ceremony for the cleaning of Ogoni land, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says the situation remains the same as nothing concrete as so far been done about the clean up of their land.
Speaking at a press briefing in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, on Thursday, MOSOP issued a December deadline for the federal government to commence the clean up.
The group lamented the negative effect the oil spill is having on the people’s means of livelihood, well-being and lifestyle in general.
The press briefing was organized to mark the 21st memorial anniversary of the people killed during the struggle for the development of Ogoni land.
“Our expectations have not been met because since June 2, 2016, till date, we cannot point to anything concrete that the federal government has done,” he said.
“The flag-off was done in June 2016 and they did another groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the integrated contaminated soil management.
“As we speak, construction or clean-up of the area is in comatose.”
As earlier reported by Naija News, the minister of state for environment, Jibril Ibrahim, attributed the slow pace in government action to the need to clear all outstanding issues before progressing with the clean-up.