Bayelsa Commission to present Environmental Pollution Report.

Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) says it  will  formally present the final report of its investigation into the impact of oil exploration activities on the state to the international community today.

The BSOEC is chaired by a number of renowned dignitaries in the governance and international development arena, including Baroness Valerie Amos and former Ghanaian president, John Kuffuor.

The report will be presented at the House of Lords in London to further draw global attention to the devastating effects of oil pollution in Bayelsa and indeed the Niger Delta region.

BSOEC was set up in twenty-nineteen by former Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, who is now Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, to conduct extensive investigation and research in order to establish the environmental, human and economic impact of oil pollution on the state.

The commission’s findings revealed that few places have suffered more than Bayelsa state, which sits at the heart of the Niger Delta, home to Nigeria’s first commercial oil well, which accounts for about about twenty percent of Nigeria’s oil production.

Among those to grace the event are the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, AmbassadorSarafadeen Tunji-Isola, renowned environmentalist and Ibenanaowei of Ekpetiama Kingdom in Bayelsa State, King Bubaraye Dakolo, and former Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu.