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Good News – Senate urges Agip oil to remediate Ijaw community plagued by spill

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Good News – By Chibuike NwabukoAbuja (Sundiata Post) – The Senate has told the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Restricted to scamper environmental motion on remediating Ogboinbiri community plagued by vulgar oil spill in Southern Ijaw Local Government Plight of Bayelsa Say at some level of the subsequent ninety days. This used to be stunning because the chamber counseled the oil company for providing some financial compensation to the affected community as comfort for the hardship triggered by the spill. The name by the upper chamber used to be contained in ideas adopted by the Senate after it belief to be a file by the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions over the alleged failure by Agip Oil Company to pay compensation to the community plagued by vulgar oil spillage. Chairman of the Committee, Patrick Akinyelure, in his presentation, said the panel received a petition from Dunobene Perekeme on behalf of Ogboinbiri community.  In step with him, the Committee in its findings noticed that the incident of oil spill happened on June 5, 2021, at some level of the nationwide lockdown, and used to be reported to the related authorities regulatory agencies.He renowned that the influence of the oil spill had grossly affected the means of livelihood of residents of Ogboinbiri community who were predominantly fishermen, lumbers and farmers.Akinyelure, disclosed that the neat-up of the affected attach used to be shunned the participation of the host community to take a look at whether or no longer or no longer the claim of third occasion inference by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Restricted (NAOC) used to be the explanation for the spill. The petitioner, Dunobene Perekeme, in his petition to the Committee, requested NAOC to assemble obvious that lawful neat-up and remediation on the ambiance straight away. He also requested that relief presents be equipped to the victims of the vulgar oil spill to cushion the stop of loss of livelihood by the polluter (NAOC).Perekeme, whereas reeling out a checklist of demands, requested that a entire of N3.5 billion naira be paid as notify and standard damages for the claimants whose properties, means of livelihood and properly being were impacted by the spill.Out of the entire sum, he explained that N500 million naira used to be for compensation to all claimants as damages to their properties.As well, he renowned that N20 million naira would be paid to every claimant as damages for his or her properly being, bringing the entire amount to N2.02 billion naira on properly being claims. He said the sum of N1 billion naira on the diversified hand used to be supposed for normal damages to the claimants for loss of livelihood to ameliorate their suffering. Within the period in-between, the Senate on Wednesday counseled the Managing Director and Chief Govt Officer of the Federal Mortgage Monetary institution of Nigeria for tempering justice with mercy and reabsorbing Olubukola Enaohwo who appointment used to be terminated on Would possibly additionally 2, 2019.The intervention by the Senate followed a petition received from Olubukola Enaohwo in opposition to FMBN for alleged unjustified termination of her appointment. The panel noticed that though the petitioner’s employment used to be non everlasting, her employer’s (FMBN) determination to terminate same used to be no longer justified on condition that she (Olubukola) had spent eight years of her existence in carrier.In a related development, the chamber has told the Nigerian Institute of Science and Laboratory Technology (NISLT) to forthwith, release the genuine reproduction of the appointment letter it withdrew from Mr. Franklin Onyebuchi Ekpe, following a petition received from the latter. It also directed that the petitioner (Ekpe) be documented and absorbed straight away into the carrier of the Institute with stop from February, 2019; and all salaries and entitlements collected to him over the length duly paid. 

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