Sunday, October 23, 2011

EU embarks on fact-finding mission to Niger Delta

Sun News
23 October 2011

EU embarks on fact-finding mission to Niger Delta

European Union (EU) parliamentarians have said they were concerned about developments in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil and gas producing region.
A delegation is scheduled to visit the region in April 2012 on a fact-finding mission.

A member of the parliament, Mr Dennis de Jong, disclosed this at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, during a meeting with the Special Adviser to Nigeria’s President on Niger Delta, Hon Kingsley Kuku.

Mr Jong said a four-man delegation from the Development Committee would embark on the trip as the EU was interested in finding out the true situation on the activities of European multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta.

The Netherlands Socialist Party member said the oil firms have been informed of the visit even as he disclosed that they were not happy.
From Daniel Alabrah, Brussels

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