They spoke in Calabar at a Multi-Stakeholders’ conference on deforestation in Cross River organised by ‘We The People’ in collaboration with other agencies.
Following the alarming deforestation and illegal logging of timber from the Cross River State rainforest, the Council Chairman of Boki Local Government Area, Pastor John Ewa has vowed to withdraw his support for the ruling All Progressives Council (APC) ahead of the 2023 election if the menace continues.
Disturbed by the high rate of destruction of the forest estates by “armed forest bandits”, critical stakeholders have blamed the Cross River State government and highly placed citizens of the state for deforestation.
Stakeholders have identified lack of political will, non-implementation of laws and policies as factors behind continued deforestation in Cross River State.
Stakeholders and deforestation activists in Cross River State have called on the electorates not to vote for any candidate not ready to protect the forests and other natural reserves. The admonition was from a one-day multi-stakeholder conference with a focus on ending deforestation in Cross River State, organized by We The People (WTP) in collaboration…
The issues of deforestation and illegal logging in Cross River State can only be stopped if the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade wants them to end.
Port Harcourt — Stakeholders in the Niger Delta region have vowed to carry out legal action against the ongoing onshore and shallow water divestment by multinational oil companies over the environmental contamination caused by oil and gas activities in the area. They said the international oil companies, IOCs, must first remediate the environment before the divestment.
A group, We The People (WTP) has insisted that before divestment offshore International Oil Companies (IOCs) must ensure the complete remediation and restoration of the Niger Delta environment, as well as reviving the destructed livelihood of the people for the region.
Stakeholders in the Niger Delta have threatened to institute legal actions to halt the ongoing moves by multinational companies to divest their investments without righting their wrongs to the region.
PAN Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and a group, We The People (WTP), have decried alleged Federal Government‘s lack of commitment to the Niger Delta environmental situation, despite International Oil Companies (IOCs), which messed up the region, are leaving the area.
Participants at a One-Day Multi- Stakeholders Conference on Oil Company Divestments In the Niger Delta have recommended stiff resistance to the hurrying moves by International Oil Companies (IOCs) to move their investments in the oil and gas sector from the on-shore and shallow waters to deep offshore.
A Civil Society Organisation, ‘We The People (WTP)’ has threatened a law suit against International Oil Companies (IOCs) divesting offshore after “destroying the Niger Delta environment in the cause of their activities.”
Cross River State has lost about 4000km2 of its forest cover in 2 decades. This is contained in a report titled “Vanishing Forests” which was published by two non governmental organizations – Rainforest Resources and Development Centre, RRDC as well as We The People.
Cross River: NGOs raise alarm over vanishing forests, call on govt to preserve ecosystem-Sunnewsonline
The NGOs, who made the call at the public presentation of “Vanishing Forests”, a research product on the fast depleting forests of Cross River State, held in Calabar on Monday, said it is high time the government reviewed policies…
September 05, (THEWILL) – The Rainforest Resources and Development Centre (RRDC) as well as We The People have called for a review of government policies that threaten Cross River…