Governor urges Oil cloys to be sincere in dealing with environmental issues.
while addressing stakeholders of the Niger Delta at a one day meeting to seek solutions to the problem of militancy in the region, the Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, who was represented by the Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs,His Royal Majesty Owong Effiong Achanga,made the call in Uyo, that the oil exploration firms operating in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region have been called upon to demonstrate sincerity in dealing with environmental issues arising from their activities in the Area.
He also Frowned at the attitude of oil exploration firms to the plight of their host communities who bear the brunt of environmental and health hazards resulting from exploration activities in the area, calling on companies and the Federal Government to show commitment to address environmental concern in the region.
Other Speakers also expressed the need for regular dialogue to examine the problem and seek a permanent solution to insurgence in the Niger Delta, they also identified the absence of basic infrastructure as one of the major causes the problem in the region.
Speaking on this, The Head EU delegation of Nigeria and ECOWAS Ambassador Michele Arrion, warned against depending of militancy approach as the only solution to the problem.

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