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FG tasked to mitigate environmental degradation – right activists

If the Nigerian government continued to allow multinational oil companies to do whatever they liked without sanctions or being held accountable for their misdeeds.

the Niger Delta region will continue to suffer Environmental pollution and degradation will be unabating.

This was the view of Environmental rights activists in port Harcourt while preferring solutions on ways to mitigate the impacts of environmental challenges confronting the region.

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It is no longer news that the Niger Delta environment has been devastated as a result of oil exploration by multinational oil companies operating in the region.

These activities have negatively impacted the means of livelihood of the people in the host communities.

As a way of mitigating the effects, the federal government has been tasked to look towards investing in renewable energy.

While preferring solutions on how to solve some of the Environmental challenges confronting the region.

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These rights activists say there were different legitimate ways of protesting against harmful activities.

They advocated the need for those in authority to start thinking about modest economic development as well as how the future of the environment will be preserved.

They suggested that long-term development planning was pro-people required some kind of balancing and that it was important to start early preparations towards moving away from fossil fuels to greener energy.

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