Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
A human rights organisation, Make A Difference (MAD), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for demonstrating goodwill in cleaning up Ogoni land which has suffered unprecedented amount of degradation.
MAD also advocated that such demonstration of good faith by Buhari towards Ogoni land should be extended to all communities that produce crude oil within the nine crude oil-producing states in the country.
In a statement signed by the Executive Director of MAD, Lemmy Ughegbe, and the Secretary, Yacit Noel Nanvyap, the initiative also called on the National Assembly to fast-track the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, which would go a long way in addressing concerns of environmental degradation occasioned by gas flaring and oil spillage.
According to the statement, “MAD commends the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for taking steps to clean up Ogoni land several years after the United Nations had made the recommendation.
“This act of the President demonstrates good will and selfless leadership especially when former President Goodluck Ebelr Jonathan who hails from the region had failed to do the clean up when he was in the saddle as President.”
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