One could vehemently say that the National Coordinator of HYPREP Mrs. Joy Nunieh-Okunnu duped the Ogoni people and others who had donated toward the upkeep of HYPREP operations. This assertion stems from the fact that the agency set up by the Nigerian federal government to clean up Ogoni environment has not in anyway done what it was set up to do despite the huge amount of money and properties collected from donors for the purpose of keeping the agency afloat.
Presently, the agency is dead, and if not buried, it’s in the mortuary waiting for its funeral. And it’s absurd to read what Joy said the agency has done or is doing in Ogoniland. There’s the inclination that Joy, through her agency, has duped some Ogoni sympathizers and other outsiders whom might have donated to her agent in the name of cleaning up Ogoniland.
Read below what Joy said her HYPREP is doing. Lemixmedia would award any Ogoni person who could come up with prove that there exists in Ogoniland a revegetation of mangroves done by HYPREP under the coordination of Joy Okunnu.
National Coordinator of HYPREP, Mrs. Joy Nunieh-Okunnu writes:
Congratulations for being part of this process of making history as we pioneer the restoration of all communities impacted by hydrocarbon pollution in Nigeria.
For the first time in the over 50 year history of oil and gas exploration activities in Nigeria, a Federal Minister of Petroleum Resources is giving a human face to hydrocarbon (Petroleum) business.
The Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resuurces, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke (CON) is transforming the petroleum sector and has indeed made history as the first federal minister of petroleum resources in Nigeria to set up an environmental unit in the Ministry.
The Honourable Minister has put together a team of highly qualified Nigerian experts and professionals who have been acknowledged to be the No. 1 team of experts put together in Nigeria.
The HYPREP project is the first of it’s kind as it is a total restoration project which includes public health of the people, their socio-economic development, awareness campaigns, land and shoreline clean up, remediation and restoration in accordance with international best practise. The HYPREP revegetation of the mangroves programme is indeed the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Where is the mangroves revegetation in Ogonilan?)
We thank our very experienced and supportive Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke (CON), who has used her vast experience in the oil and gas sector to pioneer this project. We thank God for your conviction and guidance. We also thank our “high priest” as we call him, the Permanent Secretary for the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Ambassador Abdulkadir Musa (mni ), who has constantly guided and encouraged us as we pioneer this special projects.
To our donors, collaborators and partners we say thank you as we could not have achieved so much without your contributions.
HYPREP is collaborating with the following institutions:
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA and the University of Port Harcourt School of Public Health, Rivers State, to conduct an epidemiological study and the setting up of medical registers.
Earth Energy Petroleum and Gas Ltd in the Ogoniland restoration and empowerment scheme for clean energy switch from kerosene and fire wood to LPG.
Kanu Heart Foundation for public health campaign.
ubricant Society, UK to carry out a study on all mechanic villages in Nigeria.
Alcontrol Laboratories to collaborate with HYPREP in the setting up of a world class Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Center (ICSMC).
Cranfield University, United Kingdom for a Centre for Excellence in Restoration on water pollution control.
Daddy Showkey and four famous Ogoni musicians to collaborate for talent search of youths involved in ‘put fire’ (crude oil theft) activities.
The Minister of Petroleum Re-souces, Mrs Dieza-ni Alison-Madueke (CON) and HYPREP’s Nation-al Coordinator Mrs Joy Nunieh-Okunnu with some donors and supporters.
HYPREP’s activities have attracted the support of reputable organizations and philanthropist details of which appear below:
Murtala Mohammed Foundation -100 units of computers to HYPREP for capacity building training in Ogoniland.
Hadnuvo Ltd -2 Toyota Hilux.
Sterling Bank Plc – 3 Toyota Hilux; Water Tanks for Emergency measures in Ogoniland; Sponsors study; Training for mechanic villages in Nigeria.
Diamond Bank Plc. – 3 Toyota Hilux; paid for two storey building for 5 years in Bori Town, Khana Local Government Area.
Aso Savings & Loans Plc. –Provided for emergency call center room and overhead water tanks.
Mr. Scott Tommy of Osmoserve Global Limited – 2 water tankers and sponsorship of world reputable restoration expert consultant for HYPREP.
Friends of Mr. Scott Tommy of Osmoserve Global Limited – 1 water tanker.
AMA Foundation -10 laptop computers.
First Bank Plc. – Life support ambulance & furnishing of the HYPREP Project Clinic; 2 Hilux; Monitoring & Evaluation Equipment.
Fidelity Bank Plc. – Pledged to sponsor water pollution study.
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. – Overhead water tanks.
Joseph Yobo – Donates land for a Center of Excellence in Restoration.
Bangha Community, Khana LGA (Ogoniland) – Donated land for a Center of Excellence in Restoration.
Ogale Community, Eleme LGA (Ogoniland) – Donated land for a Center of Excellence in Restoration.
Korokoro Community, Tai LGA (Ogoniland) – Donated 3 bungalows and land for a Center of Excellence in Restoration.
Cobef Nigeria Ltd – Donated twenty units of 5,000 litre overhead water tanks and pledged to employ 10 mechanical engineers of Ogoni ethnic nationality in compliance with HYPREP’S restoration and empowerment scheme.
Credit – National Network Online