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FEC Approves Five New Clean-Up Contracts For Ogoni Land

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved five more
contracts for the clean up of Ogoni land in Rivers State, Premium Times reports.
This was announced by the environment minister, Suleiman Hassan, while briefing journalists at the end of a seven-hour meeting of the council on Wednesday.
The meeting was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Hassan said the new contracts, valued at N3.039 billion, are different from the 16 earlier approved and which sites were handed over to the contractors in January.
“While the 16 contracts awarded earlier were within the ministerial tenders board, the five approved today is above the tenders board and that is why we presented them to the council.”
The minister said the ongoing Ogoni clean-up exercise follows a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.