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Stakeholders, CSOs Seek End To Gas Flaring In Niger Delta

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Some members of the Civil Society Organizations, environmental rights activists and different stakeholders yesterday referred to as for an pressing want to finish flared gasoline and its harmful well being hazards within the Niger Delta area.

They re-echoed the decision in Benin City at a dialogue on gasoline flaring penalties, greenhouse emissions and Nigeria’s National Determined Contribution Commitment.

The dialogue additionally targeted on the Accountability for Gas flared and clear Energy Advocacy (AGFACEA) mission.

The government director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of Earth Nigeria, Barr. China Williams, in his welcome deal with, mentioned it was time to finish to what he described as “resource curse syndrome”.

He mentioned, “The first even case filed in any Nigerian courtroom to demand finish to gasoline flaring was on the Federal High Court right here in Benin City within the case of Jonah Gbemre V. She’ll with favorable judgement ordering an finish to the observe made by the courtroom on November 14, 2005 precisely 10 years and 4 days after the homicide of Ken Saro Wiwa.

“That judgement though still on appeal, has formed the bedrock for the campaign to end gas flaring in Nigeria and has led to lots of policy and legislative works towards ending out rightly gas flaring or making it a national income earner for Nigeria.”

The Goldman Environmental Prize (Green Novel Prize) winner additionally recommended the distinctive place of the Oba of Benin on the agitation to finish flaring of gasoline.

“We therefore urge our participants to review the issue of gas flaring, its negative environmental footprints, health consequences and economic losses as well as any advantaged or potential opportunities in appropriate harnessing of flared gas,” he mentioned.

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