Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ex-militant sues NLNG over pollution

24 July 2011

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has been dragged to court for causing environmental pollution in the Bonny local government area of Rivers State.
According to a former militant leader, Orinaemi Hart, the Bonny kingdom was seeking a monetary compensation of U.S.500 million to clean up the polluted environment and transform the economic state of Bonny. Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, Hart claimed that due to the oil pollution and incessant gas flaring, “We are now faced with the risk of skin cancer. Our farm crops have been destroyed and our fishermen can no more go fishing because of oil pollution”.

Hart disclosed that the entire 66 communities that make up Bonny have no linked roads or bridges, “NLNG and Agip promised us roads, bridges, schools and hospitals, but today they are yet to keep to those promises. Why are they there?”, he asked.

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