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Youths want HYPREP boss removed

By Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
29 November 2021   |   2:40 am
Ogoni youths, under the umbrella of Ogoni Development Drive (ODD), have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the acting Project Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Programme

Ogoni youths, under the umbrella of Ogoni Development Drive (ODD), have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the acting Project Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Programme (HYPREP), Prof. Philip Shekwolo, over alleged failure to correct the wrongs of his predecessor.

The group, yesterday, at a media briefing in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to replace Shekwolo with a qualified Ogoni son to supervise the agency, stressing that Ogoni has a good number of people academically qualified to head HYPREP.

This was contained in a statement signed by Solomon Lenu for the group, who stated that as an ethnic group that wears the shoe of deprivation, they know where it pinches them, adding that they know their problem and how to go about it but not an outsider to tell them how.

He urged the Federal Government to investigate how the cleanup fund collected by HYPREP was spent.

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