FG to mete out stiffer penalties to companies involved in oil spillage.
Written by News Room on November 28, 2021
The Federal Government has declared that it will begin the process of reviewing the National Oil Spillage Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) in order to mete out stiffer penalties to oil companies involved in oil spillage in the country.
The Minister of Environment, Sharon Ikeazor who made the declaration at the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House, noted that a strong legal framework has become expedient to stop ongoing oil spills
She also gave updates on the rumoured slow pace of the ogoni land clean up.
Ikeazor indicated that the government is working to create alternative livelihoods for local communities to put a halt to illegal activities, that lead to sabotage of oil.
The government is hoping to reintroduce clean cookstove and the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cookstove initiative described as fundamental, to enabling a reversal of the deaths and protecting the nation’s biodiversity.
Nigeria has the highest rate of smoke-induced death in the world, most of which are women according the environment ministry.