Support environmental awareness programmes, CEPEJ tells IOCs

The National Coordinator, Center for Environmental Peace and Justice CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has appealed to


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Support environmental awareness programmes, CEPEJ tells IOCs
Comrade Sheriff Mulade

The National Coordinator, Center for Environmental Peace and Justice CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has appealed to International Oil Companies, IOCs operating in the Niger-Delta region to support people oriented programmes aimed at sensitizing citizens, especially those in the Niger Delta on the dangers associated with environmental pollution and its concomitant negative effects on the people’s lives, environment and the economy at large.

 

The environmental right activist who expressed concern over recent spate of crude oil related pollution, pipeline explosion and vandalism, noted that there was urgent need to educate Nigerians on their inclusive role of protecting oil and gas facilities as well as the environment from internal and external threats of vandalism, spillage and sabotage.

 

Speaking with journalists at Abuja, Comrade Mulade stressed that the International Oil Companies have a crucial role to play in contributing to environmental peace and security in the Niger-Delta by supporting programmes organized by CEPEJ to educate the people on the benefits of securing oil and gas installations, so as to preserve their environment for the next generation and also contribute to robust profit for the oil companies and boost the Nigerian economy.

 

Mulade also stressed the need for government at all levels to partner with CEPEJ to promote programmes that will proffer solutions to peculiar issues such as internal and external conflict, social exclusion and political marginalization, health, hunger, unemployment, crime and social conflicts that bedevil the people.


Celestine Chijoke Ukah
Senior Correspondent of Fresh Angle International. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and have undertaken a training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills
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