PRESS RELEASE: YEAC-NIGERIA, UNITED KINGDOM CONGRATULATES PROF. ZABBEY ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS HYPREP’S PROJECT COORDINATOR
YEAC-NIGERIA PRESS RELEASE
MAY 3, 2023
YEAC-NIGERIA, UNITED KINGDOM CONGRATULATES PROF. ZABBEY ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS HYPREP’S PROJECT COORDINATOR
Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria and United Kingdom) congratulates Prof. Nenibarini Zabbey, Coordinator, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) and Senior Lecturer, Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt on his well-deserved appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR as the new Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 as officially communicated to the public by HYPREP’s supervising ministry, Environment.
YEAC-Nigeria is confident in the ability and capacity of Prof. Zabbey, a renowned environmentalist to drive the Ogoni Clean-up Project to greater heights.
YEAC-Nigeria and the United Kingdom, its Executive Director, staff, members and volunteers would give the brand-new Project Coordinator, Prof. Zabbey, all the necessary support to succeed on this assignment but YEAC-NIGERIA would continue and sustain its advocacy, oversight function and constructive criticism on the Ogoni clean-up project as a frontline environmental advocacy organization to put the Professor, his team and the Ministry of Environment on their toes to carry out proper clean-up and restore Ogoni Environment on record time for fishing and farming which are the traditional livelihoods of fishermen and farmers to thrive again while also advocating for the holistic implementation of the UNEP Report 2011 recommendations including emergency measures and provision of alternative livelihood opportunities for youths involved in artisanal crude oil refining in the area with the Ten Million Dollars provided in the Report to curtail re-pollution, empower the youths and guarantee social security among others in the Ogoni area and around the project.
While thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Prof. Zabbey, YEAC-Nigeria also called on the incoming administration of President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to guarantee leadership stability in HYPREP by not only ensuring that Prof. Zabbey serves out his four year’s tenure but reappoint for a second term in office for a sustainable project implementation and leadership stability in HYPREP as currently observed leadership instability such that between 2017 and May 2023 the project had seen three different Project Coordinators is not only affecting the smooth implementation of the UNEP Report on Ogoni 2011 but also dragging back the timely completion of the Project.
FYNEFACE DUMNAMENE FYNEFACE
Executive Director, YEAC-Nigeria.
May 3, 2023