July 2016 - Recent Developments to Implement UNEP Report Recommendations
SPDC welcomes the recent announcement by the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed that President Buhari has approved the inauguration of a 13-person Governing Council and a 10-person Board of Trustees for the implementation of the UNEP Report in Ogoniland.
SPDC welcomes the leadership shown by President Buhari in prioritising the implementation of the UNEP Report recommendations. This includes actions taken so far in the last six months by his administration led by the Minister of Environment.
SPDC remains committed to contributing its share of the ERF as recommended by UNEP and will work with all stakeholders to finalise the appropriate governance and funding structures and play its part in the government-led implementation process.
The UNEP Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released its Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland in August 2011. The report was commissioned by and delivered to the Federal Government of Nigeria. It makes recommendations to the government, the oil and gas industry and communities to begin a comprehensive cleanup of Ogoniland, restore polluted environments and put an end to all forms of ongoing oil contamination in the region.