Thursday, 20 December 2012

ECOWAS Court Of Justice Orders FG To Protect Niger Delta’s Environment

The Community Court of Justice of ECOWAS has ordered the federal Government of Nigeria to protect the Niger-Delta environment and ensure sustainable livelihood for its inhabitants.

In a unanimous judgment delivered in Ibadan by the court presided by Justice Nana Awa Daboya, ECOWAS court ruled that the nigerian government has not done enough to protect the people of Niger Delta.

Delivering judgement in a case filed by some concerned citizens of the area, the justices rejected one billion reparation being demanded by the appellant for lacking specification as to who will claim the said money and capable of causing conflict in the region.

Instead, the court ordered the Attorney General of the Federation Bello Adoke (SAN) who is the chief executor of ECOWAS judgement to ensure full execution of the judgment.

The court asked the nigerian government to direct and ensure that the Niger-delta Development Corporation carries out its duties and guarantee the fundamental human rights of people of the region.

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