Tuesday 19 January 2016

The CLEEN Foundation deepens the fight against Oil Theft and Pipeline Vandalization in Niger Delta Communities

 CLEEN Foundation in line with the activities of Access NG project is organising VPs workshops in Oguta and Ohaji in Imo State, Owaza and Umuorie in Abia State to deepen and strengthen the fight against oil theft and pipeline vandalization that the organization started since 2013.

The workshops are slated to hold on 19th at Oguta, 20th at Owaza, 22nd at Umuorie and 26th at Ohaji, all in January, 2016. The workshops would have representatives of Oil Companies operating in the above mentioned Communities, Community Leaders, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Niger Delta Anti-Corruption Network (NIDAN), South East Governance Network (SEGON), Members of Human Rights Working Group, Security Agents, Traditional Rulers etc in attendance.

These workshops would afford participants the opportunity to further understand Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) Initiative and how it can be used as a dialogue tool to engage other stakeholders in the extractive sector.

Representatives of NIDAN and CLEEN Foundation would be facilitating sessions on: Host Community, Stakeholder or Private Security and Creating a Healthy Environment for Development respectively.

This phase of VPs workshops would encourage and further promote peace in the extractive sector that would encourage and ensure collective efforts in the fight against oil theft and pipeline vandalization.  The communities would also be advised to see community policing as a step in the right direction towards promoting safety and security in their communities.

The CLEEN Foundation enjoins all Nigerians and foreigners residing in Nigeria to join the fight against oil theft and pipeline vandalization in order to save the economy of the country from further dwindling.


Benson Olugbuo
Ag. Executive Director,
CLEEN Foundation


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