National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, has frowned at failure of Mobil Producing Nigeria Limited to comply with environmental laws.
The agency expressed its worry over the company’s attitude towards environmental in a press statement signed by its director general/chief executive, Sir Peter Idabor, and issued to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja by its head/ deputy director, Public Affairs, Mr. Henshaw Ogubike
It stated that the oil giant failed to adhere to regulations despite a letter written to notifying it of the sanctions imposed by NOSDRA for failure to effect clean up of the oil spill at Qua Iboe Terminal.
In the statement, the agency recalled that Sir Idabor wrote a reminder letter to Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited it to pay the sum of N10 million levied against the company for sundry violation of the provisions of the agency’s enabling Act and its Oil Spill Recovery, Clean Up, Remediation and Damage Assessment Regulations 2011.
The statement said that consequently, NOSDRA had directed the oil company to pay the said fines or face the legal machinery available to the agency to compel it to comply with the directive.

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