24 October 2016, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — A non-governmental organisation 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 actualise his dreams.
In his acceptance speech, Mgbechi 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.
He said he was “honoured and humbled to become the first President in the history of ENVIDAP”, promising that the executive national working committee would ensure that the group’s current personnel follow the examples of those who conceived the ideology of the group.