Jul 14, 2014

Ogoni: Protest Against Delay In UN Environment Program Implementation

The Movement for the survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) is planning to undertake a peaceful march in the coming days to protest against the lack of governmental initiatives towards a concrete and transparent application of the UN Environment Program Report.

Below is an article published by allAfrica:

The Ogoni have concluded arrangements to storm Abuja to protest the delay in the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme report, UNEP, on Ogoni area.

Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, in a statement, yesterday [Thursday 10 July 2014], said the body had constituted a team to lead the protest.

President of the organisation, Mr. Legborsi Pyagbara, gave the names of members of the team set up for the protest as Gani Topba, Chairman; Bari-ara Kpalap, Secretary; Prince Biira, Elvis Ikoma, Martin Nchima Sampson and Legborsi Abaadam as members.

He said: "Following the expiration of the ultimatum given to the Nigeria Government to emplace a genuine and transparent process of implementing the UNEP report on Ogoniland, MOSOP has inaugurated an organising committee to execute the planned protest in Abuja, Nigeria.

"The team is to mobilise the Ogoni people and arrange all necessary logistics to ensure that the proposed peaceful march is successful in all ramifications."