Ogoni people warn Shell, FG against oil exploration resumption

Ogoni people warn Shell, FG against oil exploration resumption

Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:02 pm


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP has raised alarm over alleged plans by the Federal Government and Shell Petroleum Development Company to resume oil exploration in Ogoni land.

President of MOSOP, Legborsi Pyagbara, warned that no oil production can take place in Ogoni without a clear cleanup process and public discussion about the future of oil operations in Ogoniland.

Pyagbara told Journalists in Port Harcourt that any attempt to resume oil exploration activities could throw Ogoni into another round of crisis.

The MOSOP President however issued a seven-day ultimatum to Shell and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company to discontinue engagements that are focused on resuming oil production in Ogoni..

Pyagbara said non-violent actions will be taken by Ogoni people to further drive home their point.

Through civil disobedience, Ogonis stopped oil exploration on their land for about two decades because of the protest against extra-judicial killings of Ogoni people by Federal security forces and pollution of the environment.

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