Rivers Condition Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the Ogoni cleanse-up workout can only triumph when the Federal Governing administration stops enjoying politics with the programme.
Talking all through a courtesy go to by the Minister of Natural environment, Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar on Thursday at the Federal government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike urged the Federal Governing administration to appear with the conditions for the implementation of the Ogoni Clean up-up Workout as advised by the UNEP Report.
Governor Wike observed that because 2016 when the Ogoni Thoroughly clean-up Training was flagged off, no tangible milestone has been accomplished.
He mentioned: “I am not satisfied that the Rivers Condition Authorities is not part of the clear-up work out. No one has ever briefed the Point out Govt. The programme has been politicized.
“The only way the programme will work is when we all function together. The programme is not performing simply because they see it as politics. They are employing unqualified contractors to execute the task.”
The Governor mentioned relatively than convey to the environment the degree of accomplishment attained, the Federal Authorities proceeds to flow into identical aged story of handing more than remediation web pages to contractors.
“Its unlucky that no tangible exertion has been reached. Handing in excess of remediation website to contractors does not imply the function has been completed.
“Since 2016 until day, its the same story due to the fact the individuals are from this part of the country. Its unlucky. The Federal Government is meant to appear up and say that they have been able to achieve about 30% of the cleanse-up in Ogoniland.
“What I want to hear is we have achieved about 30%, we have achieved about 40% of the clean-up. The Federal Federal government need to inform the individuals if they are not ready to clear up of Ogoniland,” he stated.
He regretted that some Ogoni sons are part of the issues negating the prosperous clean up of Ogoniland. He claimed Ogoni persons operating with the work out need to explain to the environment if they are pleased with the programme.
Governor Wike reported that whilst he supports the cleanup the state federal government will not have interaction in what it was under no circumstances invited to.
He added that the failure to clear up Ogoniland is majorly induced by Ogoni sons and daughters.
And this he attributed to politics, tough any Ogoni son or daughter to notify the entire world if they are pleased with the clean up-up exercise in their land.