Buhari Will Not Be At The Flag Off Of Ogoni-land Clean up - Source

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his widely publicised trip to the Niger Delta to inaugurate the clean up of Ogoni land, Rivers State, an inside source has said.

According to's investigation, President Buhari has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to represent him at the official launch of the clean up of the devastated Ogoni-land.
Ogoni-land has suffered severe degradation over the years as a result of oil spills in the region.
Minister of the Environment, Amina Mohammed had confirmed that President Buhari will visit Ogoni land on June 2 to flag-off cleanup of oil spills in the area as recommended in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
“Buhari would return to Ogoni land where he inaugurated a fish pond in 1984 where the once flourishing pond regrettably had been destroyed by oil pollutions," Mohammed had said.
Similar to this cancellation, the President had weeks ago, cancelled a visit to Lagos and sent his Vice.
Some news reports attributed the trip’s cancellation to a sudden ear infection, which struck the President, but the Presidency said the trip was cancelled due to the President’s very tight schedule.
However, the source said President Buhari will depart Nigeria for Senegal at the weekend.
Calls and texts to the President’s spokesmen, Mr. Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina were not acknowledged as at the time of filing this report

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