Ogoni: Taking Case To US Congress
MOSOP will make a presentation before the US Congress on July 10, 2012 on the refusal of the federal government to begin the implementation of the environmental assessment report of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on Ogoniland.
Below is an article published by Leadership:
Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said that it would make a presentation before the United States Congress on July 10, 2012 on the refusal of the federal government to begin the implementation of the environmental assessment report of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on Ogoniland.
The pan-Ogoni socio-cultural organisation said that already, it had mobilised the people of Ogoni for the commencement of international campaign for the implementation of the report ahead of its presentation before the US Congress.
Chairman, MOSOP Provisional Council, Professor Ben Naanen disclosed this yesterday while speaking to journalists at Bori, headquarters of Khana local government area of Rivers State, shortly after a meeting with leaders of various youth organisations in Ogoniland.
Naanen said part of the international campaign would be the occupation of Ogoniland in order to make the area inconvenient for businessmen and to give the federal government a bad name until the UNEP report was implemented.
He said, “The Ogoni people are going to occupy parts of Ogoni to make it inconvenient for anybody to do business. This is part of the resolution. There are others, and one of them is that we are going to launch the international campaign.
“There is going to be a congressional hearing on Ogoniland on July 10, 2012, which marks effectively the beginning of the International Day for the Implementation of UNEP Report.
“Once more, the Ogoni struggle is going to receive international attention. This campaign is going to make things difficult for Nigerians and Nigerian diplomats at home and abroad. It is also going to result into some inconveniences for the Nigerian government.”