PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will launch the Ogoniland clean-up tomorrow, it has been disclosed.
This was contained in a statement issued by Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, Head of Corporate Affairs unit of the Niger Delta Development Commission, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday.
It stated that the Minister of the Environment, Amina Mohammed, confirmed the date when she visited Bodo in Gokana Local Government Area of the state, to inspect an oil spill clean-up demonstration.
The statement quoted Mohammed as saying that the president had given assurances that the area would be cleaned-up in fulfilment of his electioneering promise to people of the Niger Delta.
“I can confirm that President Buhari will visit Ogoniland on June 2 to kick-off clean-up of oil spills in the area as recommended in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
“Buhari would return to Ogoniland where he inaugurated a fish pond in 1984 where the once flourishing pond regrettably had been destroyed by oil pollution.
“The Federal Government is coming back to restore the ecosystem to what it used to be and as such restore the peoples’ source of livelihood,” she said.