The federal government has been charged by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People with being dishonest in its handling of the $1 billion hydrocarbon cleanup of Ogoniland in Rivers State.
In a statement, MOSOP President Fegalo Nsuke claimed that the Ogoni people lacked faith in the ongoing Ogoni clean-up project as described in the UNEP report. The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project is in charge of the cleanup project.
In his message commemorating the 30th anniversary of Ogoni Day, Nsuke accused HYPREP of carrying out fraudulent contracts and urged the organization to halt further contract awards until the agency’s ongoing audit was finished.
A more open and transparent environmental cleanup of Ogoniland was also demanded by MOSOP, with a preference for the provision of clean water to the people, as well as urged the federal government to accept its proposals for the establishment of the Ogoni Development Authority.