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Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, said it has released $10 million take off fund to the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Agency, HYPREP.

SPDC also said it will continue to support the cleanup process of Ogoni communities in Rivers State.
The company’s General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, spoke in Port Harcourt at an interactive session with newsmen on Ogoni cleanup project at the weekend.

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

According to him, the oil company will continue to play its role alongside other stakeholders under a transparent governance framework.

External Relations Officer further explained that 15 SPDC JV sites, specifically mentioned in the UNEP 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.


Igo added that “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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