The Federal Government says it has commenced the restoration of mangroves covering an area of about one thousand, four hundred and sixteen hectares in Ogoniland.
Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, Doctor Ferdinand Giadom, made this known at a two-day workshop on environmental remediation in Port Harcourt.
Giadom said the restoration of the mangroves plains in the area was captured in the 2021 proposed work plan of the Federal Ministry of Environment.
The Federal Government in 2016 commenced the clean-up of decades-long crude oil spillages in Ogoniland in compliance with the recommendations of the United Nations Environmental Report, UNEP, on the area.
The project coordinator said that HYPREP had already completed the assessment of grids along shorelines, channels, mud flats as well as degraded mangrove platforms in Ogoniland.