By Suoyo Ekubo
The member representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dumnamene Robinson Dekor has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and his Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi for their vision and political will to establish a specialist hospital in Ogoni which he said will address the yawning gap in the healthcare sector in Ogoni.
A Communique signed Rt. Hon Dekor media team on Tuesday quoting the Federal lawmaker Rt. Hon Dekor, commended President Buhari and the Minister of Environment for approving the establishment of two other projects in Ogoni namely: Centre of Excellence for Environmental Restoration, and Ogoni Power Project respectively.
The federal lawmaker who also doubles as the House Committee Chairman on Host Communities, noted that the siting of the projects in Ogoni land would go a long way to assuaging the people who have suffered neglect and frustration following years of environmental pollution and degradation.
According to him, with the latest developments, Ogonis are now rest assured that their many years of sacrifice are not in vain, and can heave a sigh of relief and hope for a brighter future.
The former Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State Legislature, and one time Commissioner for Works also congratulated the new Co-ordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Prof. Nanibarini Zabbey whose appointment has just been confirmed by President Buhari.
While rejoicing with the new HYPREP Co-ordinator, Rt. Hon. Dekor said with a foremost indigenous expert in hydrobiology on the driver’s seat, there is hope for a pollution free Ogoni and life sustainable environment for all residents of Ogoni and Nigerians at large.
The Ogoni-born political strategist who has just been re-elected into the House of Representatives for his constituency believes there should be a praradym shift from the old ways of handling HYPREP activities in Ogoni with the new leadership.
He prayed and called for better understanding, deeper interest in the lives and the welfare of Ogoni people, and a synergy among all the gladiators in the Ogoni projects for the betterment of all Nigerians.