Traditional Rulers in Ogoni
has appealed to President
Muhammadu Buhari to
immediately take actions to
mop up arms in Ogoniland and
bring sanity to the area.
President of the council and
Gbenemene of Tai kingdom,
Godwin Gininwa made the
appeal when he received the
Minister of Environment, Amina
Mohammed in his palace.
The minister was in the royal
father’s palace to solicit the
support of traditional rulers
for the cleanup of Ogoniland,
an event to be launched by
President Buhari in the coming
Gininwa said: “You may be
aware of the recent military
operation in Ogoniland. This
genuine intention of security
agencies to sanitise our
communities of illegal arms was
“As royal fathers, we pray for
the improved and consistent
effort of government to
eradicate our communities of
arms bearing criminals.
“This is most important as the
cleanup is coming.
“Ogoni is faced with a
dangerous situation where
there are arms in almost all
communities hence the supreme
council endorses continuous
deployment of military to
Ogoni,’’ he said.
The monarch thanked Buhari
for making moves to fulfill his
campaign promise to the Ogoni
people to clean-up their land
that had been polluted.
“We recall that on Jan. 10,
2015, the president visited
Ogoniland in course of
electioneering where he made a
promise that on assumption of
duty, he will begin the process
of implementation of the UNEP
“We are happy that he kept
faith as less than 100 days into
his government, he directed
several actions to fast-track the
implementation as promised,’’
the royal father said.
He assured that they would
support the government to
make the cleanup a success.
Earlier, the minister solicited
the cooperation of the royal
fathers in mobilising their
subjects to keep the peace and
collaborate with the government
in the exercise.

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