Bonga Oil Spill:Senate Cmttee’ urges Shell to halt oil spill

At a press conference in Abuja, Chairman Senate Committee on Environment; Senator Bukola Saraki said information reaching the committee suggests that this spill has released … Continue reading Bonga Oil Spill:Senate Cmttee’ urges Shell to halt oil spill


Bonga Oil Spill
Bonga Oil Spill

At a press conference in Abuja, Chairman Senate Committee on Environment; Senator Bukola Saraki said information reaching the committee suggests that this spill has released over thirty thousand barrels of oil off the Nigerian coast.

Senator Saraki said the committee has heard from Shell on what actions they have taken to contain the crisis but said the committee is concerned that the Nigerian Oil Spill Detection Regulatory Agency (NOSDRA) lacks the necessary equipment to navigate the terrain where most of the spill took place.

He said NOSDRA has had to rely on the benevolence of Shell to provide them with equipment and logistics to help contain the crisis.

He assured Nigerians that the Senate Committee on Environment is closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds.