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Ogoni Clean-Up Buhari has fulfilled his campaign promise – FG

The former Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, who also spoke at the occasion, said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan refused to come to Ogoni land.

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(Swiss Info)

The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, has commended President Buhari for fulfilling his campaign promise to clean-up Ogoni land.

The President, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, flagged-off the clean-up exercise.

Mohammed said “I think it’s important to look at the back drop. First of all, it was a campaign promise he (Buhari) made before coming into office. We came into office in November (2015) and very quickly attended the climate change conference that lasted two weeks.

“So at the end of that conference, coming back in December, one of the first things we did was come straight to Ogoniland to see what this is about, because it was one of Mr. President’s campaign promises.”

She added that “We hope we will have funds managers take care of this money because $1bn is not going to be enough. When we get the $1bn we need to start the job, but we also need to use that to leverage on the funding from the budget, from other donor agencies and from other opportunities around the world.”

The former Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, who also spoke at the occasion, said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan refused to come to Ogoni land.

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