The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has opened up about his role in trying to get the presidency to clean up Ogoniland.
Rotimi Amaechi who is also a former Governor of Rivers State, revealed that the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, clearly turned deaf ears to the plight of the Ogoni people and the Niger Delta in general.
The Minister made this known in his address at the flag-off of the implementation of the UNEC report on Ogoniland. He lamented that he did everything within his power as a governor to make Jonathan implement the UNEC report on Ogoniland.
He said, “We did everything possible as a sitting government to make the president implement the UNEC report, everything. But the report was not implemented after all.”
Amaechi noted that the 1b dollar clean up exercise would create jobs for the people of the region.
He then thanked the President Buhari -led administration for coming to the aid of the Ogoni people and for fulfilling part of his campaign promises of cleaning up the region.