OGONI YOUTHS PASS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON MINISTER OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT
….. Describe As False, Allegation Of Water Contract Hijack By The Minister.
The Ogoni Youth Federation, an umbrella body of all Ogoni Youths and youths organisations operating in Ogoniland has Passed Vote of Confidence on the Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Chief (Mrs.) Sharon Olive Ikeazor.
A statement signed by the President-General of Ogoni Youth Federation, Comrade Legborsi Yamaabana, said the decision to pass the vote of confidence on the Minister was reached at the end of a high delegation meeting of Ogoni Youths held on Thursday 23rd March, 2022.
“This was done due to the Minister’s unparalleled commitment to the success of the Ogoni cleanup project and her resolve to overhaul the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to meet up timelines set for delivery of the Ogoni cleanup project.
According to Comrade Yamaabana: “We commend the Honourable Minister for appointing a true Ogoni Son and one of the scientists that conducted the investigation that produced the UNEP report, Dr. Ferdinand Dumbari Giadom as the HYPREP Project Coordinator. Ferdinand’s appointment has brought immense joy, jubilation and hope to Ogoniland.
“We have no doubts in our minds that Dr. Ferdinand will implement the UNEP report in accordance with its recommendations”.
OYF called on the general public to discountenance insinuations from rumour mongers, who are hell-bent to tarnish the hard-earned reputation of the Honourable Minister of State for Environment by accusing her of hijack of water contract.
“We have it on good authority that these few individuals disparaging the Honourable Minister of State for Environment, collected huge sum of money from unsuspecting firms and promised to give them HYPREP jobs in return, however, when they saw that the Honourable Minister of State for Environment who recently took over from the elswhile minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Abubakar, is a woman of due process that will not tolerate nepotism or award contracts to portfolio carrying and infamous firms, they resorted to blackmail and campaign of calumny by acusing her of hijacking water rehabilitation contracts in HYPREP.
“We urge these characters to go and refund monies collected from firms, apologise to the Minister of state for Environment and desist from negative acts that will portray Ogoni in bad light.
We call on all sons and daughters of Ogoni to rally round and support our worthy son and highly experienced project coordinator of HYPREP to deliver the Ogoni cleanup project in record time”