House Committee to investigate the activities of Nigeria Agip oil company in the Niger Delta
Oil Spillage: Reps to investigate death of 14 people in Bayelsa State
The House of Representatives yesterday said it was set to begin investigation into the activities of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company at the Niger Delta region.
This was revealed by the Chairman, Ad-hoc Committee set up to check the activities of the JTF in Niger Delta area, Hon. Nasiru Sule Garo in a press briefing.
He said, “This briefing is therefore to inform you that the committee has dispatched letters to all relevant stakeholders asking for information, memoranda and position papers which will help us in conducting this all important assignment.”
Garo said the investigation was to look into the cause of the death of about 14 people in Azuzuoma community of Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State, following alleged carelessness on the part of the Agip Oil Company.
The Chairman further explained that the findings will give way forward on how to end, the pollution of the region’s environment through the burning and destruction of equipment seized from illegal operators of crude oil refineries.
He said the committee was also to make sure that AGIP Oil Company observes international best practices which are the standard practice generally accepted.
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