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Ogoni Day: MOSOP Pledges To Work With FG On UNEP Report

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The Movement for the
survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has pledged to work with the Federal Government and other agencies to ensure the implementation of the United Nations Enviornment Programme (UNEP) Report on the oil pollution of Ogoniland.
The movement stated this during this year’s Ogoni Day celebration at Bori headquarters of Khana local government Area.
Publicity Secretary of MOSOP Mr Bari Ara Kpalap told The Tide in a telephone interview that the focus of the Ogoni Day celebration was on the implementation of the report to ensure that the area is free of pollution.
According to him, because of the importance of the cleanup exercise, the MOSOP leadership is working relentlessly to ensure its success.
He stated that the people are looking forward towards the fulfillment of the Federal Government promises to the people beginning from this January 2015.
“We are looking forward towards the fulfillment of the Federal Government promises to commence the cleanup this January.
“Mosop is praying that government fulfill its promises”, he said.
According to him, the movement is ready to mobilize the people to participate in the process of the cleanup, stressing that a committee to that effect has been setup.
He, however, said that should the Federal Government reneged on its promises, the movement will use all means to get the report implemented.
Mr Kpalap also denied knowledge of any oil bunkering activities in the area.

Chairman RIWAMA, Mr Ade Adeogun (right) conferring with the Manager, Public & Govt Affairs, BRT, Onne Mobil Production, Mr Adeyemi Fakayejo  (Left) and Rivers State Comissioner for Chieftaincy & Community Affairs, Mr Charles Okaye, during the donation of refuge compactor truck to (RIWAMA) in Port Harcourt, recently. Photo Chris Monyanaga

Chairman RIWAMA, Mr Ade Adeogun (right) conferring with the Manager, Public & Govt Affairs, BRT, Onne Mobil Production, Mr Adeyemi Fakayejo (Left) and Rivers State Comissioner for Chieftaincy & Community Affairs, Mr Charles Okaye, during the donation of refuge compactor truck to (RIWAMA) in Port Harcourt, recently. Photo Chris Monyanaga

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Expert Advocates Healthy Hygiene, Clean Environment

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A Consultant Family Physician, Dr Toke Oke, has stressed the importance of maintaining healthy hygiene and keeping the environment clean,
Oke, at a briefing organised by This Present House, said healthy hygiene and a clean environment were important in overcoming disease outbreaks.
She said, “Maintaining healthy hygiene will not only apply to COVID-19, but it will also apply to other infections. As we know, COVID-19 is caused by a virus, we have many other viruses and from time, we have seen that to prevent the transmission of these viruses, people are being encouraged to do simple things like washing of hands, cleaning surfaces and wearing of the facemask which prevents the transmission of the virus to other people.
“Indeed, a clean environment is not just for COVID-19, but a lot of other infectious diseases. This way, people will not be able to come in contact with dirt surfaces. With soap, detergent and bleach, majority of viruses including the COVID-19 can be killed.”
The expert added that healthy hygiene and a clean environment had helped in the fight against COVID-19.
A pastor in the church, Dele Balogun, said the church had also been in the forefront of the fight against drug and stance abuse among the youths.
“This Present Church is an expression of House of Freedom which has several initiatives campaigning against substance and hard drug abuse. We live in a metropolitan part of Lagos, which is the Lekki environment, and there has been a surge in the abuse of substances in recent times.
“For obvious reasons, people are going through a lot and many times they want to drown their sorrows by sort of taking these substances. We as a body, we felt the need to go out and in love reach out to those who are addicted to these habits,” he said.
The resident pastor of the church, Jude Nwoko, said the briefing was organised to review the activities of the church which included the Keep Lekki Clean campaign as well as the sensitisation on drug abuse.

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Environmentalist Seeks Halt To Extraction Of Fossil Fuel In N’Delta

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An environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey, has said only a halt in the extraction of fossil fuel by oil multinationals can guarantee a healthy living by people of oil producing states.
Bassey, who is also the Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, made the call during an oil watch global event in Port Harcourt .
He blamed the high level of flooding and pollution in Niger Delta region on oil exploration.
The activist also lamented over the destruction of biodiversity, adding that the oil sector has only created employment for one percent of the entire population in Africa.
While calling on the government to ensure the cleaning of the “polluted environment across the region” also called for adequate “compensation” for communities affected by oil exploration that have refused the oil in their environment to be extracted.
In his words, “If you pay attention to the climate debate and negotiation governments and corporations are talking about achieving net zero”.
“Net zero does not mean zero, it means you keep emitting the carbon but find a way of either capturing or burying it somewhere or you plant some trees or designate some forest at places where carbon is being absorbed”.

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Expert Advocates Healthy Hygiene, Clean Environment

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A Consultant Family Physician, Dr Toke Oke, has stressed the importance of maintaining healthy hygiene and keeping the environment clean,
Oke, at a briefing organised by This Present House, said healthy hygiene and a clean environment were important in overcoming disease outbreaks.
She said, “Maintaining healthy hygiene will not only apply to COVID-19, but it will also apply to other infections. As we know, COVID-19 is caused by a virus, we have many other viruses and from time, we have seen that to prevent the transmission of these viruses, people are being encouraged to do simple things like washing of hands, cleaning surfaces and wearing of the facemask which prevents the transmission of the virus to other people.
“Indeed, a clean environment is not just for COVID-19, but a lot of other infectious diseases. This way, people will not be able to come in contact with dirt surfaces. With soap, detergent and bleach, majority of viruses including the COVID-19 can be killed.”
The expert added that healthy hygiene and a clean environment had helped in the fight against COVID-19.
A pastor in the church, Dele Balogun, said the church had also been in the forefront of the fight against drug and stance abuse among the youths.
“This Present Church is an expression of House of Freedom which has several initiatives campaigning against substance and hard drug abuse. We live in a metropolitan part of Lagos, which is the Lekki environment, and there has been a surge in the abuse of substances in recent times.
“For obvious reasons, people are going through a lot and many times they want to drown their sorrows by sort of taking these substances. We as a body, we felt the need to go out and in love reach out to those who are addicted to these habits,” he said.
The resident pastor of the church, Jude Nwoko, said the briefing was organised to review the activities of the church which included the Keep Lekki Clean campaign as well as the sensitisation on drug abuse.

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