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FEC approves N95.9bn for remediation of Ogoni land

The Federal Executive Council, FEC has approved N95.9bn for the remediation of simple hydrocarbon-impacted sites in Ogoni land.

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi stated this immediately after the FEC meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the amount is in favour of 35 contractors and the construction of 132 VK transmission lines and power substations for Phase 1 of the Ogoni power project.

The Minister noted that the initiative was geared towards providing succor to the Ogoni people.

Mohammed who said the slow implementation pace of the Ogoni clean-up exercise was worrisome, however, linked the nominal progress to several litigations by different groups over the years.

The Minister of Environment promised that the monitoring committee set up six months ago is working hard to straighten grey areas.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; editing by Julian Osamoto