Ogoni cleanup: FG Charges Contractors on Quality work
The Federal Government has approved five new contractors for the Ogoni clean-up.
Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja when he met the new contractors recently approved by the Federal Executive Council in addition to the 16 existing contractors.
The Minister urged the contractors who will handle the remediation of the oil spills in Ogoniland to deliver quality work.
He urged the contractors to rise up and support the Federal Government’s efforts in defending the Ogoni clean-up project.
According to him, “it is important for you to defend your work because the contract affects your work and subsequent work you will apply for.
The Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil in his remarks stated that a robust process was adopted in arriving at selecting contractors for the project.
Dekil said that the contractors were competent and that some of them had technical partners abroad to jointly deliver quality work.
He assured that they would remediate Ogoni oil spill to meet best practices and standard.
The Project Management Consultant, Mr Eric Onyeiwu, said that he would ensure that the contract is executed inline with specifications within the agreed time.
Saghir el Mohammed
Federal Ministry of Environment