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Speaking at a press conference in her office, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, told journalists that the setting up of HYPREP by Mr President was in keeping with the Federal Government’s determination to protect the environmental human rights of the people.
The minister announced that the project would implement the recommendations of the UNEP report on Ogoni land as well as investigate, evaluate and establish other hydrocarbon impacted sites and make appropriate recommendations.
“With the establishment of this project, it is expected that all stakeholders, especially the impacted communities, will cooperate fully with government and grant unfettered access to all impacted sites to ensure complete success,” the minister stated.
She solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders, especially community leaders to ensure the effective implementa-tion of the programme.