Friday, August 5, 2011

Ogoni Movement Hails London Court Ruling On Oil Spills

Daily Champion
5 August 2011

Port Harcourt — THE Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has lauded Wednesday's ruling of a London Court which orders Royal Dutch, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to pay N62.5bn compensation to Ogoni communities over two oil spills that rocked the area in 2008.

MOSOP, umbrella body of the Ogoni people said it was pleased that Shell admitted liability for the two massive oil spills in Bodo, Gokana local government area of Rivers State .

To this effect, the body assured the people of Ogoniland and Bodo in particular that there will be fracas in the manner the proceeds of the compensation would be shared to the affected communities.

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