Shell Pulls Out of Ogoni Cleanup, Accuses FG of Insincerity & Lack of Commitment
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has pulled out of the much publicized clean up of Ogoni Land, citing insincerity and lack of commitment on the side of the federal government.
In a statement by its spokesman, Bamidele Odugbesan in Lagos on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The oil giant stated that they noticed the government does not have a blue print yet for the exercise, also no fund has been approved by the government for clean-up.
Odugbesan said they having been calling on the federal government to show commitment but all to no avail.
He further said their own part of the money is ever ready and they won’t hesitate to return to the table whenever the the federal government deem fit to fully kick start the clean up because right now there is nothing concrete on ground, to be frank.