Saturday, 15 October 2016

Minister Of Environment Tackles Coastal Erosion In Niger Delta

The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, says issues in Niger Delta are very important to President Buhari-led government.
She says one of the things earmarked to be addressed is the lack of peace in the region.

After that is the cleaning up of what she described as a decade of injustice to the region, she told reporters on Friday.

The Minister, who made these remarks while on an assessment tour of some oil facilities in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, further explained that the clean-up of the whole of the Niger Delta was the overall intention of the Federal Government.

The coastal town of Brass Island in Bayelsa State has been getting a lot of attention lately.

Aside it being the community where some soldiers recently lost their lives, it is the location of the soon to commence ‘Brass ING Plant”.

This community also has other oil companies operational in its domain and because of their presence, Brass is usually a hotspot for oil pollution.

The Minister of Environment said the pollution of the area had triggered her visit to get first-hand assessment of the realities and possibly proffer solution.

However, not everyone believes in the sincerity of her visit and was seen in the statement of Honourable Bina Bello.

An enraged Minister, however, replied her critics and advised that the good intentions of the government should not be politicised.

She assured them of the government’s preparedness to give them better living condition.

The Minister, who also visited the paramount ruler of the Town-Brass, King Diete Spiff, revealed that the visit was just one in a series of her visits to the Niger Delta.

part of her visit to the area was to see and learn more about other forms of pollution that are prevalent in the region.