Form Synergy to Actualize Ogoni Clean-Up, Ikeazor tells HYPREP Bodies

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has called on the four governing structures of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, to work together, in order to actualize the clean up of Ogoniland.

She made the appeal while declaring open a retreat for the Governing Council (GC), Board of Trustees (BoT), the Coordination Office (PCO) and the Central Representative Advisory Committee (CPAC) of HYPREP.

The two-day retreat held in Abuja.

Ikeazor, who said the four HYPREP arms are making progress in their various areas of operation, however identified the need for the establishment of synergy among them.

“And this will enable us to collectively chart a new, more efficient way of delivering on the HYPREP project together,” she added.

While introducing HYPREP’s new Coordinator, Dr. Ferdinand Dumbari Giadom, the Minister, urged him to set the project back on track and accelerate action on all deliverables, in line with international best practice.

“No arm is to operate in isolation nor usurp the powers of the other or attempt to be a sole organ unto itself.

“We must at all times network, collaborate and inter-relate but within our limits as provided for in the gazette,” she said.

Giadom, in his address, assured that HYPREP will put in place tangible structures that will be the catalyst for peace, stability, economic development and social wellbeing in Ogoniland.

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