Recently, the Project Coordinator, Dr. Marvin Dekil was at the United Nations to draw up a road map for a holistic remediation of the Ogoni environment. The Project Coordination Office has begun the process of selecting the best hands for the execution of the emergency measures as recommended in the UNEP report on Ogoniland Cleanup. This will be followed by the training of women and youths in various livelihood skills, the programme of which is currently being developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in conjunction with HYPREP Coordination Office.
The next phase of sensitization is community engagement at the grassroots level in all the impacted communities having carried out initial sensitization of the community leaders in the four (4) LGAs. Public enlightenment campaigns and information dissemination through the news, print and social media will also be intensified.
Demonstration of remediation technologies are on top gear by various companies. The exercise is expected to be concluded soon thereafter interested companies will be invited for expression of interest for the procurement of remediation projects which will lead to the commencement of the full implementation of the UNEP Report on the Cleanup project.