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FG BEGINS REVIEW OF NOSDRA TO METE STIFFER PENALTIES FOR OFFENDERS

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Three weeks after a pipeline explosion in Nembe, Bayelsa State, which led to an oil spill across 45 communities in the state, the Federal Government has announced plans to begin the process of reviewing the National Oil Spillage Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA in order to mete out stiffer penalties to oil companies involved in oil spillage in the country. The Minister of Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, who made the declaration on Thursday at the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House, noted that a strong legal framework has become expedient to stop ongoing oil spills. She further added that necessary personnel and equipment have been deployed to begin recovery and remediation efforts handled by the agency.

 




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