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Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has berated international oil companies over what he referred to as, ‘insensitivity to the plight of oil producing communities in the Niger Delta.’ He stated that over the years, the accumulated effects of their activities were beginning to have its toll on the people of oil producing states, as they have impacted adversely on the lives of the people, especially Bayelsa, where oil companies have the bulk of their operations. “I have said it before that what has been going on in Bayelsa State and in all oil producing areas concerning the levity with…
Background: The health hazards created by oil exploration and exploitation are covert and slow in action. They are not given the deserved attention in official documents in Nigeria, even as they can be major contributors to the disease burden in oil-bearing communities. This study is an interpretation of the data reported in several published studies on crude oil spills in the Niger delta region, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A manual and Internet search was conducted to extract quantitative data on the quantity of crude oil spilled; the concentrations of the pollutants in surface water, ground water, ambient air and plant…
A succession of oil spills by Shell and other companies over half a century will cost $1bn to clean up, according to a major report. Devastating oil spills in the Niger delta over the past five decades will cost $1bn to rectify and take up to 30 years to clean up, according to a UN report. The UN Environment Programme (Unep) has announced that Shell and other oil firms systematically contaminated a 1,000 sq km (386 sq mile) area of Ogoniland, in the Niger delta, with disastrous consequences for human health and wildlife. Nigerians had "paid a high price" for…
Our Vision NACGOND envisions a Niger Delta that is free from Environmental degradation. Our Mission Promoting environmental sustainability and livelihood security through involvement of all stakeholders Our Strengths Focused solution-based engagement on gas flaring and oil spills. The geographical strength of member groups. Our international partners. Our credibility and independence. Research and evidence-based approach. Advocating for peaceful and constructive dialogue.
To address the already failed system of oil spill and gas flare response currently practiced by Government and oil majors through a non-violent approach To ensure that all Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) must be made participatory and transparent in order to restore confidence in the present broken system. To develop a platform for focused and critical dialogue between oil producing communities, civil society groups, oil majors and the Nigerian government to identify the problems with the current oil spill and gas flare response system, plus finding workable long term sustainable solutions. To develop a new…
Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) Gas Alert for Sustainable Initiative (GASIN) Centre for Environmental Right and Development (CEHRD) Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Ijaw National Congress (INC) Niger Delta Environment and Relief Foundation (NIDEREF) Gender and Development Action (GADA) Centre for Ethnic and Conflict Studies (CENTECS) Foundation for the Conservation of the Earth (FOCONE) Pronatura International (PNI) Kebtetkache Women Development and Resource Centre Youth Awareness Programme (YAP) Care and Development Centre Bayelsa NGO Forum (BANGOF) Niger Delta Wetland Centre (NDWC) Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment Centre for Niger Delta Studies (CNDS) Foundation for…
National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND) is a partnership of twenty member civil society groups that seek to address the lingering environmental degradation associated with oil spill, gas flare and illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta. It is also a vehicle that civil society groups can use to proactively suggest tangible solutions to the key issues surrounding oil spills and gas flaring. NACGOND’s major approach is grounded in research and evidence based advocacy, which aims to ensure that issues of oil spills and gas flaring are immediately fixed, however they are caused.…
The decision of the United States to stop the importation of Nigeria’s light blend of crude oil due to the shale oil boom has exposed the US refineries to the dangers associated with the processing of lighter shale oil. As a result of the increased domestic production of shale oil, the US has slashed crude oil imports from a peak of almost 14 million barrels per day in 2006, to slightly above 7 million barrels per day.Crude oil import from Nigeria, one of the principal sources of light crude, was also slashed from more than 1 million barrels per day…
“as long as the oil companies continue to refuse to meter their oil wells, the nation would be in the dark on the actual quantity of crude they pump daily”. The Nigerian government produces over 4 million barrels of crude oil daily, an environmental activist said, disputing the official figures by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Godwin Ojo, the Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action / Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, told journalists over the weekend, in Lagos that the lack of transparency and accountability in the oil sector is responsible for the massive corruption in the…