UNEP team in Nigeria discusses oil cleanup in Ogoniland

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UNEP technical team collect surface water sample. Photo: UNEP

A team from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is in Nigeria to discuss the cleaning up of oil contamination in Ogoniland.

A comprehensive study by UNEP in the Delta Region found that oil contamination in Ogoniland is extensive as a result of oil industry operations in the area since the late 1950s.

The UNEP's "Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland", says the oil pollution has a grave negative impact on the environment.

UNEP spokesperson in Nairobi, Kenya, Nick Nutall, tells UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha that the report, which was given to Nigerian government, is proposing measures to clean up the oil contamination.

Duration: 3'22"

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