20 October 2018, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — A non-governmental organization known as Environmental Degradation and Pollution Prevention Foundation ENVIDAP, has pledged to work towards ending the menace of pipeline vandalism and oil theft bedeviling communities in the Niger Delta region.
The group also said it would take up the issue of gas flaring against oil firms, lamenting that the multinational oil companies operating in the country, have destroyed the environment at the detriment of human habitation.
President of the ENVIDAP, Dr. Clement Mgbechi, speaking at his inauguration as the National Executive President of the group in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said he would partner with security agencies to actualize his dreams.
In his acceptance speech, Mgbechi disclosed that he would set up a task force to ensure that vandalism of pipelines was put to an end in the region.
He assured members that he would work assiduously with the body’s governing council and the national working committee to move the group forward and achieve its goals.
“I am indeed honored and humbled to become the first President in the history of ENVIDAP. And I promise that the executive national working committee shall ensure that our personnel today shall follow the examples of those who conceived this ideology.
“They were dedicated to working extremely hard, they did a superb job and through the concept provide impressive services to the impacted communities.
“We are seeing the disturbing economics of health-care in an aging population and we are seeing the roles of providers being reshaped to meet these changing needs.”