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Shell releases $10m, reaffirms commitment to Ogoni clean-up

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has said it will continue to support the clean-up process of Ogoni communities in Rivers State.

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli.He describes the academics research programme as key aspect of Shell’s effort to contribute to the development of higher education in the country

It equally said it had released $10 million take-off fund to the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Agency.

The firm’s General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, revealed this at the weekend in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during an interactive session with the media on the Ogoni clean-up project.

Weli said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recommendation encouraged multi-stakeholder efforts driven by the Federal Government.

He added that the oil company would continue to play its role alongside other stakeholders under a transparent governance framework.

He said that 15 SPDC JV sites, specifically mentioned in the report that needed attention, had been remediated in the communities and certified by government, adding that the firm had also raised its standard on remediation approaches in line with industry best practices.

Weli said: “SPDC JV remains fully committed to continue supporting and contributing its share within the appropriate framework and governance structures.

“We encourage all relevant stakeholders to also remain committed to contributing their share.”

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