MOSOP rejects prison, cemetery projects in Ogoni
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has claimed that the Federal Government was desirous to build a prison and a cemetery in the area in spite of the rejection of the projects.
According to the indigenes, “we considered these projects as death sentences. We are equally disturbed by the plan to build military barracks, a direct reflection of the hate for the Ogoni people in Nigeria.”
In a statement yesterday, MOSOP President, Fegalo Nsuke, condemned government’s alleged nonchalance to the priorities of his people, “as the prison project had been sited on a land initially meant for the Integrated Soil Management Centre which should support the Ogoni cleanup exercise.”
He added: “We call for the cancellation of these projects and a halt to further assault on the Ogoni people. Our priorities at the moment are for government to respect the rights of the Ogoni people and end the discrimination against us.”