Ogonis Gives  Conditions For Resumption of Oil Production In Their Communities

Ogonis Gives  Conditions For Resumption of Oil Production In Their Communities

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) says it has given conditions for the resumption  of oil production in Ogoni land.

The leader of  MOSOP, Mr Fegalo Nsuke, at the group’s Congress and rally held  over the weekend at the Gokana Central Field in Bera, Ogoni, Rivers State,  said the Ogoni Bill of Rights  mandates  MOSOP to make “representations on behalf of the Ogoni people as long as injustices continues.

Fegalo listed the injustice that lead to Ogoni struggle to include; absence of basic amenities – no roads, no water, no housing, no hospitals among others has continued to elude the people.

He said, “We will not accept any option that does not consider the position of MOSOP on Ogoni oil, given the inputs it has made during the struggle that chased Shell out of Ogoni land.”

He said  that Ogoni Development Authority should be “operationalized”, saying that  the 20 percent of the resources that comes out of Ogoni should be committed to Ogoni development.

 He said that the  “commitment “will go into a trust fund that will be managed by a third-party asset management firm that will give report regularly to the people via online on how the money is put to use.

He said that  Ogoni Development Authority when  operationalized will be in  the interest of Ogoni adding that any company that is coming to drill oil in Ogoni, the “trust” will  take equity in the company.

Source link: Daily Trust/

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