The Federal government has warned contractors handling the remediation of oil spills in Ogoniland against substandard work.
The minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, in a meeting on Tuesday with the contractors awarded with the project warned that the Federal Government will not tolerate jobs that are not up to the expected standard.
Zarma informed the contractors that he would “ensure that the ministry deployed its multilayer monitoring and evaluation teams to achieve contract objectives.”
He added that the “contractors should rise up to support the Federal Government’s efforts in defending the Ogoni clean-up project.” “It is important for you to defend your work because the contract affects your work and subsequent work you will apply for. ”
The Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil, said that HYPREP is a Federal Government’s coordinating office saddled with the responsibility of remediation commenced the implementation of projects through consultation and sensitisation of communities.
He said the company employed a robust process in arriving at selecting contractors to execute the remediation project in Ogoniland.
Dekil said that the contractor companies registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, adding that they had had technical partners abroad to jointly deliver quality work, adding that the contractors would remediate Ogoni oil spill to meet best practices and standard.
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