09/27/2018

Urgent Action: Community in Nigeria Drinking Polluted Water (Nigeria: UA 172.18)


There is an urgent need for the government and multinational oil company Shell to ensure a regular supply of safe water to people in the oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Their right to water continues to be violated as they are forced to drink dangerously polluted water or buy water at unaffordable prices.

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There is an urgent need for the government and multinational oil company Shell to ensure a regular supply of safe water to people in the oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Their right to water continues to be violated as they are forced to drink dangerously polluted water or buy water at unaffordable prices.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Rivers State government and the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to take necessary steps to expedite the repair of the Eleme Regional Water Supply Project. Until this is done, they must immediately provide sufficient and safe water to affected communities who currently lack it, including by trucking it in if necessary;
  • Calling on them to urgently carry out a health assessment of the Ogale Community and others that have been forced to continue to drink polluted water;
  • Calling on Shell to disclose the steps it is taking to ensure that communities, which continue to be affected by oil contamination from its pipelines, have access to safe water for personal and domestic uses.

Contact these two officials by 8 November 2018:

Governor Nyesom Wike
Office of the Governor

Governor’s House, Rivers State
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW

Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 800 7201 I Fax: (202) 775-1385
Email: [email protected] -OR-[email protected]
Contact Form: https://bit.ly/2N9Hp6f
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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