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Idabor disclosed that NOSDRA, Shell and other relevant stakeholders have concluded plans to conduct the post impact assessment on the spill, as soon as approval for funding is secured from National Petroleum Investment Management Services.
The 40,000 barrels of crude oil that were spilled at Bonga impacted approximately on 950 square kilometres of water surface; affected a great number of sensitive environmental resources across the impacted area and has direct social impact on the livelihood of people in the riverine areas whose primary occupation is fishing, NOSDRA officials said.
The newly appointed the DGs are Professor Aliyu Jauro (NESREA), who takes over from Dr Lawrence Chidi Anukam, and Musa Idris (NOSDRA), who takes over from Sir Peter Idabor.
Mr Idris was former Director, Oil fields Assessment at NOSDRA. As DG, he said will prioritise underground water pollution, and ensure timely, effective and appropriate response to oil spills.
Hassan made the remark when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Director-General of NOSDRA, Mr Peter Idabor, at its headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
Oil and Gas Producing Areas Enlightenment and Empowerment Initiative (OGPAEEI) has petitioned the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) over a 2016 spill in Bayelsa State.
Representatives of the host community, National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Bayelsa Ministry of Environment and SPDC who conducted the investigation agreed on the findings and signed the report.
INDICATIONS emerged, on Tuesday, that the Chairman of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Senator Ayo Akinyelure, is set to dump the All Progressives Congress to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
'We hold the federal government and its agencies, including NEMA, DPR, NOSDRA, NESREA, NNPC, military, civil defence and other security operatives, as well as the Independent Oil Companies (IOCs) and oil joint ventures responsible for the destruction of the environment.
The NOSDRA (National Oil Spill Detection Regulation) Act has also been a toothless bulldog against the big polluters.