General news

Governor Diri charges representatives on GDP

Published

on

News

By Shedrack Frank

Governor Douye Diri de Bayelsa called on members of the House of Representatives to speed up action on the passage of the Oil Industry Bill (GDP), as it will correct some of the injustices facing oil-producing states. oil.

Diri made the appeal on Tuesday when members of the House Committee on Oil Spill Investigation, Cleanup and Repair in Oil-Producing States visited him at Government House in Yenagoa.

He said the GDP, once passed, would be a way to right some of the wrongs that oil companies have in host communities, adding that the bill has long been overlooked by the National Assembly.

The governor said, “Let me appeal as you get very serious about GDP. The bill has been there from one house to the next.

“This is another source of improvement in what we perceive as cheating on the part of the oil companies and Nigeria, on the Niger Delta and its people.”

Diri said people in the Niger Delta have suffered so much in terms of environmental degradation and pollution of water bodies, leading to an increase in cases of cancer and other strange ailments.

He questioned the standards applied by oil companies in their operations in the area compared to other parts of the world.

The governor, while also calling for the cleanup of the Niger Delta as a whole, noted that the Ogoni cleanup, which has attracted international attention, was only a fraction of the environment polluted by oil spills. ‘hydrocarbons.

“What happened in Ogoniland is the same throughout the Niger Delta. That there is a cleanup in Ogoniland is, to say the least, a fraction of the Niger Delta.

“The clean-up should therefore take place throughout the Niger Delta,” Diri said.

He expressed hope that the committee’s report would bring relief to people in the area, if implemented.

Earlier, the chairman of the committee, Representative Amiru Tukur, said they were in the state on a verification mission to some oil spill sites to verify the actual clean-up and remediation.

Tukur also said the results of the visit would form the basis of the committee’s report to the House. (NOPE)

(NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3yN9

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

FRSC solicits motorists’ support to minimise crashes Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Solidarity Camp Tunis – Final report of the two-day tournament Neymar extends PSG deal until 2025 Ogun Govt., Private Firms Empower 100 Youths Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (May 8, 2021) Okowa mourns ex-minister Aisha Alhassan Ogun Govt. Re-Affirms Commitment To Boost Agric Sector UNIBEN warns admission seekers against racketeers Video press release: Rugby Africa 7-a-side solidarity camp – Day 2: All matches will be broadcast live Saturday and Sunday on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page and Rugby Africa’s YouTube channel “I believe in united Nigeria, not secession” — Umahi Walscheid takes the 8th place of the Qhubeka ASSOS team during the first stage of the Giro d’Italia US, foundation empower school girls with technological skills Gunmen attack police stations in Rivers kill 7 officers Police arrest 8 suspected kidnappers in Osun INEC engages stakeholders on polling points’ conversion in Oyo Opening remarks by the WHO Director-General at the high-level emergency virtual meeting of African ministers of health on the COVID-19 situation in Africa Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 update (May 7, 2021) Ramadan: RMAFC Chairman Mbam urges Nigerians to be tolerant, brothers’ keepers B-roll: African rugby teams meet to prepare for the Olympics and Olympic draft – Day 1 Troops foil kidnap attempt, kill 1 bandit in Kaduna D’banj leads Nigeria to Motorsport Championships Super league – FIFA chief Infantino: “We need to face the problems in football together” Forum tasks FG on MSMEs growth Video press release: Rugby Africa Sevens Solidarity Camp: All matches will be broadcast live Saturday and Sunday on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page and Rugby Africa’s YouTube channel APC will take over Rivers Govt House in 2023- State Chairman Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (May 7, 2021) FRSC enjoins passengers to caution reckless drivers Coronavirus – Daily update of the state of COVID-19 statistics in Zambia (May 7, 2021) Atiku mourns ex-Minister of Women Affairs, Alhassan Bird flu: Bauchi govt. kills about 27,000 birds to curtail spread Heirs Oil & Gas announces the appointments of its CEO and Board of Directors NCDC records 39 new infections, zero death Victor Campenaerts warming up for the Giro d’Italia time trial on Zwift Abuja residents count losses as FCDA demolishes illegal structures Rugby Africa Sevens Solidarity Camp: All matches will be broadcast live on Saturday and Sunday on Rugby Africa’s Facebook page and Rugby Africa’s YouTube channel Adimula Commissions PTI Skill Development Academy Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (May 6, 2021) JUSUN, PASAN strike to end soon – FG Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 daily update (May 6, 2021) Jagun emerges new president of computer professionals council Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (May 6, 2021) Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – Sanwo-Olu #EndSARS: Insurance companies pay N4bn claims – NIA NCDC confirms 28 new COVID-19 infections in Nigeria Coronavirus – Daily update on the status of COVID-19 statistics in Zambia (May 6, 2021) Manchester United cruise into Europa League final, Arsenal slump Mining Indaba expands advisory board for 2022 Kogi Gov., Bello commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise Angolan Petroleum Agency to host question and answer sessions for next application cycle FG inaugurates committees on National Policy on welding