Gas flaring: Group wants FG to initiate environmental audit of Bayelsa community

By Samuel Oyadongha

THE Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed concern over the safety of Ogboinbiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State where the natives are daily exposed to gas flaring from a flow station in the area operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).

It, therefore, urged the Federal Government to initiate a movement for an environmental audit or post-impact assessment of the community.

ERA/FoEN in its report made available to newsmen in Yenagoa described the Ogboinbiri situation as pathetic due to the intensity of the roaring flares from the two vertical gas flare stacks in the area which sometimes causes panic among the natives.

The report signed by Alagoa Morris, Head of ERA/FoEN Bayelsa…

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