Buhari to launch Ogoni land clean-up Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will flag off the Ogoni land clean-up on June 2.  The Minister of Environment, Ms. Amina Mohammed confirmed this yesterday after inspecting a clean-up demonstration site in Bodo, Gokana Local Government of Rivers State, in the company of the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs Ibim Semenitari.

She said that it was fortuitous that Buhari would return to Ogoniland where he had commissioned a flourishing fish pond in 1984, but that it was regrettable that the President would now see a fish pond that had been destroyed by oil pollution.

“To come back to see that the fish pond is gone is indeed a tragedy,” she lamented, adding that it was not just that the fish pond was destroyed but that the livelihood and wealth of a people were equally ruined. She said that the President was coming to restore hope.
Semenitari commended the president for taking steps to fulfil his electioneering promise of improving welfare and living conditions of people of Ogoni and others in the region.

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