Okowa SSA on Environment Tasks FG to Extend Remediation to the Entire Niger Delta.
Environmentalist Franklin D. Magada SSA, on Environmental Protection Agency (DELSEPA) to the Governor of Delta State, made the case for the Niger Delta, by tasking the Federal Government, Environmental Ministry, NNPC, and Hybro Project to extend the ongoing environmental cleaning up at Ogoni to the rest of the Niger Delta, The whole Niger Delta region needs restoration and remediation.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Delta State on Environmental Protection Agency, made this statement after a three-day vigorous on-the-spot/site visit tour/assessment with his team of Eco Monitors to the creeks of the Niger Delta, Delta, River, and Bayelsa State of former illegal crude oil refining sites and camps.
What I observed, as Franklin D. Magada spoke throughout the tour, was that, the river bodies (water bodies) are still contaminated with hydrocarbon concentrate, more so through eyesight on the less current river lines of the creeks. Where the people drink their most needed essential nutrient water from, that alone speaks volumes of how expeditious this restoration and remediation is required.
The Ojobo born environmentalists, from Burutu LGA, Delta State, Com. Franklin D. Magada, emphasize the gains and success recorded by the federal government intervention contract to combat oil theft and climb down illegal crude oil refining activities in the Niger Delta.
That the intervention yielded so many success stories, especially on the angle of reducing the self inflicted environmental degradation by our people over the economic gains of the survival of a few by undermining the health implications of the larger community.
The environmental experts, further detail that the Niger Delta environment needs restoration and remediation, especially after the success recorded by the clapping down of the illegal crude oil refining activities, and if that massive intervention contract to clap down illegal crude oil refining activities was meant to stop the further degradation of the Niger Delta environment and not because of federal government revenue threats.
The federal government should name the Niger Delta environment, Environmental Emergency Zone” and implement the UN decade-long environmental restoration program in the Niger Delta, as what is good for the goose is also good for the gender, our environment should be given special attention the same way the crude oil revenue derivations is important to the federation.