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Civil Society Organizations Embark On Rally To Demand For Climate Justice In Nigeria

Residents, Civil Society Organizations in Rivers State and their counter parts from other parts of Nigeria staged a rally at Bori in Khana local Government area yesterday, September, 8th, 2018 to demand for climate Justice.
Thousands of people attended the rally which was held at Ken Saro-Wiwa Peace centre in Bori. People were carrying placards with different inscriptions like “a fossil fuel free Nigeria is possible, climate justice We want it now, no corporate profit in a dead planet”, etc.
A fisherman who gave his name as Francis Nnane in an interview with Journalists said “We long see fish to catch but oil”. He stated that the climate change has lead to pollution of water bodies which has made life difficult for the people.
Mr Nnane urged the Government to expedite action in cleaning of oil impacted site. The sixty years old fisherman and father of eight children said “I can no longer feed my family because of the pollution of our land and water with oil”.
Meanwhile Nnimmo Bassey the Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in his solidarity message said “It is time to wake up, see the horrors and rise for climate. It is time to stand for justice.
His solidarity message read Ken Saro-Wiwa said “to be silent is treason”. He also urged action, adding “We shall do this peacefully, and we shall win. Today we pledge to take real climate action wherever we are. Today we pledge to stand with our people and fight climate criminals. Today we rise for climate and demand action. Today we rise for climate and demand justice.
Notable personality who attended the rally include Chairman of Rivers State Civil Society Organizations,comrade Enefaa Georgewill, Ken Henshaw Executive Director of “We the People”, a Non Governmental Organizations, and so many others.

Pictures from the rally

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