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Amnesty Intl. asks FG to account for $31m released for Ogoni clean up, says excercise is a failure

Amnesty Intl. asks FG to account for $31m released for Ogoni clean up, says excercise is a failure

Amnesty International has frowned at what it called “the continued and systematic failure” of oil companies and government to clean up Ogoni Land.

The group said the failure have left hundreds of thousands of Ogoni people facing serious health risks, struggling to access safe drinking water, and unable to earn a living.

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AI, in a report the clean up exercise embarked on by the FG, said that there has not been any public accounting for how the 31 million USD funding provided since 2018 has been spent.

It also accused the government of employing companies without the need expertise for the clean up, noting that 11 of 16 companies contracted have no registered expertise in oil pollution remediation or related areas

It, therefore, asked Nigerian government should acknowledge this project has been a failure and reinvigorate HYPREP with technical skills and strategic thinking.

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