After decades of battling with environmental degradation from oil spills, the Ogoni people in Nigeria’s oil rich region of Niger Delta have won an apparent environmental victory.

The Federal Government says it will commence a clean-up of the area.

Mr Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian environmentalist from the region who for years has been campaigning for action.

He told BBC Newsday’s Alan Kasujja:

“Humans can be very resilient. In the face of all this… people persist.

But when the land and water are so polluted, whatever you get from those environments is contaminated. People are sick and severely impacted.”


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