July 14, 2024
FEC Approves Additional N129bn For Ogoni Clean-Up
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FEC Approves Additional N129bn For Ogoni Clean-Up

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N129.8 billion for various projects in the Niger Delta Ministry, especially for the Ogoni clean-up project.

Speaking to journalists after the seven hour-long Wednesday FEC meeting chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, says the money will be used for the second phase of the Ogoni water project and the central remediation of newly-identified hydrocarbon-impacted sites.

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Mr Shehu said N107 billion was awarded for the remediation of the newly identified hydro-carbon impacted sites along the shoreline of Ogoni land, and the rest will be used for the water project.

Also speaking, the Minister of Water resources, Suleiman Adamu, assured Nigerians that ongoing projects in the country won’t be abandoned by the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu.

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