31 January 2019, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, has described the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, as an organisation stinking in corruption and a shameful representation of corruption in the country.
Factional President of MOSOP, Mr. Fegalo Nsuke, in a message to an Ogoni congress in Eleme yesterday, alleged the Ogoni cleanup project being currently managed by HYPREP stinks with corruption and financial recklessness, and should be completely overhauled.
Nsuke said HYPREP has been lying to the Ogoni people for years and their recent conduct has exposed them as a corrupt organisation whose a activities should be scrutinized by relevant agencies.
According to him, “HYPREP has spent over $10million and there is nothing to show for it. Now they are going round handing over sites to contractors not known and acceptable to us, the Ogoni people. All they desire is to cause crises in Ogoni, waste funds on frivolous items and try to cover up their financial recklessness.
“HYPREP is a corrupt, dirty organization and a shame on the anti-corruption claims of the present government and we call its probe and reorganization.”
Nsuke called for the change of Ogoni representatives in the governing council of HYPREP, Prof Ben Naanen and Legborsi Pyagbara.
He called on HYPREP to open a broad-based discussion with Ogoni people on the way forward on the project instead of the current desperation to cover up financial mismanagement of cleanup funds.