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COP28: MD DESOPADEC pledges healthy environment for oil producing communities

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By Abigael Joshua

Chief Festus Ochonogor, Managing Director, Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC) says the state will provide a healthy environment for oil producing communities.

Ochonogor stated this on Tuesday during an interview with journalists bordering on the ongoing United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai.

Ochonogor said that Mr Sheriff Oborevwori, Delta State Governor, is committed to leaving a lasting legacy in making life bearable for residents of oil producing communities.

He said that Oborevwori on assumption of office made environmental issues, especially in flood control and coastal erosion management in oil producing communities, a priority.

“The Delta State government is very much aware of oil pollution as a contributory factor for climate change. We know how the spilled oil releases a huge amount of carbon.

“Oborevwori is personally interested in what is being done to tackle emissions coming from oil spill.

“A lot is being done in our state to tackle this aspect of environmental degradation,” the Managing Director said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Razak Owolabi

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