The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, on Monday disclosed some of the plans by the Federal Government for the Ogoni Land Clean Up revealing that the sum of $177million has been raised so far.
Jibril at a meeting with the Deputy High Commissioner of the British Embassy in Abuja noted that while $177million has been raised for the cleanup, about $23million is expected from refineries before the end of October.
“The board of trustees have opened an account and that account has been credited with the sum of $177million.
“This is what is supposed to be given by the oil majors and to pay for the cleaning and restoration of this degraded areas.
“An initial bill of $1billion was to be used over a period of five years. So, with the $177million for this year 2018, the balance of $23million is expected to come from the refineries.
“We have written to inform the President, he has given directives that the Petroleum Ministry should handle that issue. So, I believe before the end of the month, we should raise the remittance of the balance of $23million that is supposed to make it $200million for this year.”
The Deputy British High Commissioner, Ms Laure Beaufils, in response assured of the British Governments commitment in addressing climate-related changes in Nigeria.
Atiku mourns former Ohaneze Ndigbo President, Dozie Ikedife
Former Vice President, the presidential flag bearer of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has mourned the late former President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife.
“On behalf of my family, I mourn the loss of Dr Dozie Ikedife, a former President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo. He was a true patriot who worked for a united, democratic and fair Nigeria. May he rest in peace. –AA,” he said on Twitter.
Ikedife died earlier this week and was buried in his home town, at Nnewi, Anambra state.
On behalf of my family, I mourn the loss of Dr Dozie Ikedife, a former President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo. He was a true patriot who worked for a united, democratic and fair Nigeria. May he rest in peace. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) December 12, 2018
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Former Ohanaeze Ndigbo President, Dozie Ikedife dies at 88
Former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife is dead.
He died on Tuesday at 7pm, at the age of 88 in his Nnewi residence, according to his son.
He will be buried on Wednesday, Dec 12 at 5pm in his compound.”
The Imo State Governor, and Chairman Progressives Governors Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said described Dr. Ikedife as a selfless leader who made sacrifices in the overall interest of Ndi-Igbo in particular and Nigeria as a nation.
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