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Oil revenue contribution from Ogoniland exceeds $100bn – MOSOP

*Oil spill clean-up activities in Bodo, Ogoniland.

Mkpoikana Udoma

05 January 2019, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, says since the inception of crude oil exploration in Ogoniland, the area has contributed over $100 billion revenue to the coffers of the Federal Government.

Factional President of MOSOP, Mr. Fegalo Nsuke, said this whole address an Ogoni congress in Mogho, Gokana Local Government Area of the Rivers state.

Nsuke also pledged commitment to self-determination and freedom for the people of Ogoni, adding that his administration would ensure a peaceful environment.

He told the Ogoni congress that the economic and environmental injustices against the people of Ogoni had destroyed the Ogoni nationality and must be confronted and defeated.

According to him, “We have contributed over $100 billion to the Nigerian economy, all of that has been shared by Nigeria and nothing has been invested in Ogoni.

“We must reverse this trend by demanding self-determination for the Ogoni people and that must be now.”

The Ogoni leader also described the much publicised Ogoni clean-up by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP as a fraud, saying that the programme as it is currently being implemented will not benefit the people of Ogoni.

“All of the companies approved by HYPREP do not represent Ogoni interests.

“This is not acceptable to us as the clean-up is about us; we have paid the price and made all the sacrifices. They must listen to us and not plot to take away our money to Abuja, Lagos, and other places.

“The clean-up is useless if it does not benefit us. They have not even provided water for us as recommended by the UNEP report and this, we must address.

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