Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: NNPC Joint Venture to Pay for Clean-Up of Ogoniland

Lagos — Federal Government would begin the clean-up of oil spills in Ogoniland as soon as President Goodluck Jonathan signs the 2013 budget.

A senior official in the Petroleum Ministry told our correspondent that the development was part of government's efforts to ensure pollution free environment in line with the United Nations Environment Programme.

He said 80 percent of the cost of the clean up would be borne by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Joint Venture, five percent through the nation's refineries, while ecological funds would take care of the remaining 15 percent. He didn't disclose the actual amount needed to do the clean-up. He said it is the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) that can determine that.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.