SOUTHERN IJAW LOCAL GOVERNMENT OIL AND GAS TASKFORCE — GAINS AND CHALLENGES.

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SOUTHERN IJAW LOCAL GOVERNMENT OIL AND GAS TASKFORCE — GAINS AND CHALLENGES.

By Dr. Godfrey Pondei.
According to Mahatma Gandhi, a preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruledIndia who employed non-violent civil disobedience in leading India to independence, “whatwe are doing to the forests and waterways of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” This is akin the clarion call by rural dwellers of Southern Ijaw Local Government to find ways of checking further pollution of the ecosystem resulting from activities of illegal bunkering, pipeline vandalism and refining of petroleum products. Continue reading