We Are Committed To Non-Violence – Ogoni General Assembly


The Ogonis in Rivers State have reiterated their belief in non-violent approach in their quest for socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental justice.
This was part of a communique made available to newsmen at the end of the Ogoni General Assembly meeting in Bori, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area.
The communique also thanked the security agencies for their commitment towards upholding the law and human rights in Ogoniland and the entire Niger Delta.
The meeting demanded the speedy implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report on the clean-up of Ogoniland while the Royal Dutch Shell and its subsidiary will continue to remain personal non grata in the Ogoniland. Signed by the Chairman Communique Drafting Committee, Kubari Agara, it said that Ogoni people are not opposed to oil production in their land, but that the Royal Dutch Shell and its subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria remain/persona non grata in Ogoniland as declared by late Ken Saro Wiwa and other Ogoni leaders in 1993.
The communique also accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of unilaterally granting SPDC approval to resume oil production in the contentious OML II in Ogoniland through its subsidiary, Robomichael Nigeria Limited without the consent of the people, warning that the situation could lead to crises in the area.

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Bura-Bari Nwilo lives in Port Harcourt, in Nigeria. He is the author of A Tiny Place Called Happiness – a book of stories.

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