The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has insisted that the Federal government is not playing politics with the Ogoni clean-up exercise.
Politicians, especially members of the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State are insinuating that the Ogoni clean-up was flagged-off in other to curry favor for candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the re-run election.
Amina while speaking to the media in Port Harcourt said she was focused on the mandate given to her by President President Muhammadu Buhari to clean up Ogoniland and not to play politics.
The Minister of Environment also disclosed that “funds for the Ogoni clean-up are intact”.
“There is no politics here. The facts are clear. The Ogoni environment has been degraded and we need to restore it. That is what we are doing.
“We have a mandate from the President and we are committed to delivering that mandate to the people of Ogoni”, he added.
Meanwhile, the National Youth Council of Ogoni People, NYCOP, has continued its sensitization campaign against violence in Ogoni land.
The National president of NYCOP Dr. Young Nkpa during its sensitization campaign in Kaani Babbe community cautioned the youths to shun all forms of criminality and communal crisis.
He said no development could thrive in an atmosphere of violence and rancor.