2018 Ogoni Day: HYPREP lauds Ogoniland for support of Ogoni Clean-up

The Project Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, Dr. Marvin Dekil, has expressed appreciation to the people of Ogoniland for their support and constant cooperation for the successful implementation of the Ogoni clean-up project.
This is part of message to the people of Ogoniland as the people mark the 2018 Ogoni day in Bori, the Headquarters of Khana Local Government Area, on January 4.
Dr. Dekil assured the Ogonis of the commitment of the Buhari administration to the realization of the remediation of the Ogoni environment and restoration of livelihoods as recommended in the UNEP Report on Ogoniland.
He elaborated that HYPREP has carried out the following activities: Initial community sensitization activities across all four LGAs; demonstrations of remediation technologies in Ogale, Korokoro, Kwakwa and B-Dere communities; The technical demonstrations were carried out by companies at no cost to HYPREP or the Federal Government of Nigeria. The companies spent their resources to showcase their remediation technologies.
Other activities include the training of Technical Staff to increase competence on the job
Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the Honourable Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Jibril with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for the Restoration of livelihoods in the communities; implementation of Health Outreach Programme which is first step towards the Health Impact Assessment Study as recommended in the UNEP Report.
“The exercise enabled us carry out an initial Public Health data as well as provided healthcare services to the Ogoni people.  Over four seven hundred patients were attended to,” Dr. Dekil said.
He further stated that the Federal Government appreciated the massive support of MOSOP,  youths bodies across Ogoniland and the women organisations who consistently have showed the desire for collaboration with HYPREP in the implementation of the project.
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