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Crude Oil Scandals, FG, Nigeria, To Clean Up Ogoni Land Within The Next Five Years

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A section of the polluted Ogoni land

The Government of Nigeria is planning and taking necessary action to clean up the long awaited Ogoni land from oil spill. The out going Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed confirmed this today. She said that Ogoni land will see real clean up of their area with in the next five years.

Mrs Mohammed make this statement during a ground breaking ceremony of the building of the Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Centre, ICSMC, located in Bori, Khana Local government area of Rivers State.

The Ogoni land and other lands in the Niger Delta region that has for a long time face environmental degradation as a result of oil spill by firms extracting crude oil.

The ceremony was attended by traditional rulers, community leaders, federal and state government staffs. Also, members of the board of trustees of ICSMC were present in the ceremony.

Clean up of the Ogoni land is just one of what the Federal Government of Nigeria is planning to do for the oil rich region.

In few days back, the Acting president has promises that the FG, will restart its amnesty program. It has also claimed that it will restore security to the region.

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