President of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, made this declaration on Saturday, June 29, while addressing the Central Committee meeting, also nown as the Steering Committee, of MOSOP at the secretariat of the movement in Bori, Ogoniland.
Nsuke said the primary purpose of MOSOP is to promote respect for the rights of Ogoni citizens He explained that the advancement of citizens rights as the mandate of MOSOP is expressly spelt out in the Ogoni Bill of Rights (OBR).
Nsuke said MOSOP will therefore not renege on its mandate to advocate for true freedom for the Ogoni people in Nigeria.
Nsuke further said what Nigeria and the Shell Petroleum Development Company have done to the Ogoni people were regrettable and a national shame.
He described as scandalous, the remediation undertaken by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) noting that remediation without a plan to handle contaminated soil and compensation for livelihood losses only refect our society's depreciated values for human lives and the environment.
Nsuke described HYPREP as a reward system serving only the interests of it's compromised governing council members.
He said the corruption in HYPREP especially the institution's inability to account for the Ogoni cleanup funds and the contract scam rocking the organization were a dent on President Muhammad Buhari's anti-corruption campaign and the way to restore the confidence of the Ogoni people in the cleanup exercise is to sack the corrupt HYPREP officials and reconstitute the governing council.
The Central Committee which met on Saturday, June 29 at the MOSOP Secretariat in Bori also approved the creation of the committee that will plan and organize the 2019 Ken Saro-Wiwa memorial and the next Ogoni day on January 4, 2020.
The planning committee is headed by HRH Omere George Osaro, and comprises all affiliate heads and kingdom coordinators.
Saro-Wiwa's memorial will hold on November 10, 2019 and the Ogoni day activities will culminate on January 4, 2020.
Fegalo Nsuke (left) followed by Mr. Alex Akori (Assistant Secretary of MOSOP) and Dcn. Monday Ziinu, General Secretary of MOSOP during the Central Committee meeting.