About the Campaign
There is no gainsaying the fact that nature has done its part by freely depositing valuable treasures as life support systems in the Niger Delta. What remains missing is that the Nigerian nation-state is yet to play her role to overcome, tame and nurture the harsh environment to ensure the overall well-being of the people of the Niger Delta region and by extension the nation at large.
The swamps and mangrove forests in the Niger Delta have lost their essence. The people of the area have continued to complain bitterly about mass poverty, hunger and disease, environmental degradation and loss of their traditional means of livelihood.
The above makes the clean-up imperative. The reason is not necessarily that the oil from the region constitute the mainstay of the Nigerian economy, but because addressing the issues of the Niger Delta will help to address the broader Nigerian problems. Without social justice, there will be no peace in the Niger Delta and socioeconomic development will continue to elude the region. This and many others are wrapped up for delivery in the clean up as the plan, devised by UN engineers, oil companies and the government, will involve building a factory to process and clean tens of thousands of tonnes of contaminated soil.
There will also be a mass replanting of mangroves. It is expected that many young Ogoni will be offered jobs, with several hundred engineers possibly being trained abroad, middle-level jobs and monitors recruited, and a few thousand jobs for manual workers.
This intervention is conceptualized for the achievement of a healthy and sustainable environment in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
A healthy and sustainable environment in the Niger Delta by 2020.
The objectives of the project include:
1. To collaborate with the media to monitor the implementation of the UNEP report.
2. To advocate for stakeholder participation in the implementation of the UNEP report.
3. To mobilize citizens to support the implementation of the UNEP report.
4. To create a platform for Stakeholder interaction on the implementation of UNEP report.