Ogoni Clean-Up Only experts will handle project, no shortcuts – Minister says

Usani also said the commissioning of the project is significant to the Niger Delta, adding that it is soul reviving.

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Fishing communities in the Niger Delta badly hit by oil spills (This picture is for illustrative purposes).

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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has said the government will ensure that only experts will handle the clean-up of Ogoni land.

President Buhari flagged-off the Ogoni clean-up on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in line with the recommendations of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The minister also said the commissioning of the project is significant to the Niger Delta, adding that it is soul reviving.

Usani said “There will be no shortcuts because we are aiming to get the best international standard in this clean-up and that is why we have the United Nations Environmental Programme on board.

“We will have the best hands that will handle all the processes and so the logistical process will be done properly.

“This, will be a thing that will be handled by experts and there will be no shortcuts and there will be no patronage here. I believe it will be a success.”

President Buhari was also criticised by a cross section of Nigerians on social media, for cancelling his visit to the Niger Delta region.

The Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose also called Buhari a coward.

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