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26 Aug 2014

Obas Esiedesa, Daily Independent

Nigerian Oil Spill agency chairperson says Niger Delta communities' health and environment negatively impacted by oil, gas industries

"Oil Spill: Niger Delta paying huge price for nation's oil production", 25 Aug 2014: The Chairman of...the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Lancelot Anyanya has said Niger Delta communities are paying [a] huge price to sustain Nigeria’s oil and gas production...Anyanya...stated this when he led a delegation from NOSDRA to assess the impact of oil spills in...Rivers State...According to him, “Across the Niger Delta, negative medical conditions hitherto, unknown to the locality are being observed due to colossal environmental degradation from oil spills. That is a huge price for anyone to pay for the prosperity that people are enjoying in and out of Nigeria because of our oil”...[T]he activities of NOSDRA, include[e]...visiting host communities affected by oil spills to engage and educate them on oil spill prevention.