Katsina lawmaker heads c’ttee to investigate oil Spills clean up in Nigeria
The house of representatives has set up an Ad-hoc committee to investigate the clean-up of oil Spills and Remediation in the oil producing states in the last 5 years.
The committee, according to Katsina Post checks, is to be Chaired by Hon Amiru Tukur Idris.
Hon Amiru Idris is the member representing Bakori/Danja in the Federal House of Assembly.
Katsina Post learned that in March 2019, a major new inquiry into oil companies operating in the Niger Delta was launched by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The probe will investigate “environmental and human damage” in Nigeria’s vast oil fields.
“This Commission will investigate the human and environmental impact of multinational oil company activity and is crucial to the prosperous future of the people of Bayelsa and their environment, Nigeria and hopefully to other oil-producing nations,” he said.
Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer. The country’s crude oil production — estimated at over 300 million liters per day — makes up 70 percent of the Nigerian government’s revenue.