The Federal House of Representatives during a plenary session has resolved to setting up an ad-hoc committee. The committee will be saddled with the responsibility of investigating the non-inclusion of waste management/disposal and sludge disposal in several projects by International Oil companies (IOCs) which operate within the shores of Nigeria.
The motion was moved by Rep Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, who complained that the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, Train 7 was flawed in its construction.
He said, “The House notes that sometime last year, the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the NLNG Train 7 project was signed.” He further revealed, “That the estimated cost of the project was $10,000,000,000 (Ten billion dollars).
“That the project is currently at the stage of sign-off by NLNG to SIAPEM, CHYODA AND DAEWOO (SCD), as a Consortium.”
However, the lawmakers expressed their concerns that the Environmental Impact Assessment did not cut across the two host communities of Finima and Bonny.
Meanwhile, Gagdi further explained that “The EIA only covers NLNG industrial Area and Residential Area, EPC’s residential camp and Project Site.”