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ONAJITE OKAGBARE

NIGERIA

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'My country is blessed with natural resources, but the issue is sustainability in the wise use of our resources. Our government officials amass wealth for themselves instead of using resources wisely for the masses.

 

For example, Ogoniland, a community in Nigeria has been polluted for many years as a result of oil spillage borne out of the activities of multinational companies and artisinal refining of crude oil.

 

This has affected livelihoods of the rural population because they cannot fish or farm due to water and land degradation as a result of the oil spillage. The government has done nothing tangible to ameliorate the situation.'