Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Danger ! Erosion eats Peremabiri community in Bayelsa state

Sun News
11 October 2011

For those who remember the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA) the name Peremabiri community rings a bell. The community located in Boma clan, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state hosts the biggest rice farm in West Africa. If not that it has been abandoned now for several years, the rice farm is capable of feeding the whole of West Africa.

 However the situation now in the community is different. The people are not mulling over the abandoned rice farm but erosion that is threatening to delete the community from the map of Nigeria. Incidentally before the disaster became an issue ex-militant leader, Eris Paul a.k.a Ogunboss had drew the attention of the Federal Government to the activities of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) area. According to him Shell activities through two dredging companies was capable of causing serious environmental problems for the community.

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