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Senate probes $1b dollars Ogoni Cleanup exercise

The Senate has mandated its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the celebrated Ogoni cleanup exercise.

The Federal Government launched the Ogoni cleanup project in June last year with an initial cost of one billion dollars.

The Senate equally directed the committee to assess the progress of the Great Green Wall programme initiated to control desertification.

These decisions followed the adoption of a motion on “World Environment Day” sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator OLUREMI TINUBU.

Senator TINUBU expressed worry that despite the launch of the project, work has not commenced in the area.

A member of the committee, Senator MAGNUS ABE also told the Senate that there was nothing on ground to show that the Ogoni clean-up exercise designed to clean the area including farmland and rivers of oil spill is a government priority.

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