Ogoni: MOSOP Expresses Hope for Federal Government’s Clean-Up Programme
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The President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr Legborsi Pyagbara, spoke at a rally on sustainable peace for environmental protection and political development. Regarding the restoration programme for Ogoniland, he mentioned how – despite the fact it has been delayed – he was hopeful it would commence soon. Mr Pyagbara also reminded activists of the importance of keeping their struggle non-violent, especially with regards to the youth who are more likely to be influenced by violent external forces in the area.
Below is an article published by Vanguard:
Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has expressed hope that the Federal Government will implement its clean-up programme for Ogoni communities in Rivers State.
President of the body, Mr Legborsi Pyagbara, who spoke in Bori, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area of the state, at a peace rally with the theme, Sustainable peace for environmental protection and political development, said though the restoration programme had been delayed, he was hopeful it would soon commence.
He said that the peace rally was aimed at promoting the values of peace in the area before and during the clean-up exercise, stressing that all Ogoni should create the right atmosphere for peace in the area.
He advised against acts of violence, saying that the Federal Government could see it as reasons to abandon the environmental restoration programme.
The MOSOP president, Pyagbara stressed that Ogoni had been known all over the world as advocates of non-violent struggle, pleading that youths should sustain the culture.
He regretted that violence at a time was imported into the area by external forces, a development he said did the area no good.