A few days later, his family got a message that they should come to Ibadan, Oyo State, to perfect his bail. “We took another step by involving the Ejigbo Divisional Police Officer. In the event of a spill, the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) is expected to coordinate all activities, which also involves the NNPC, the state and local authorities. In September 2013, a former Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola, became so furious at the indiscriminate arrest of the landlords that he instructed the Office of the Public Defender to take legal action on their behalf. Imagine that. People come from Lagos, Delta, Ogun to board in Ejigbo, so we have become a centre of many things. Edgar Perkins. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being sanctioned, explained that Ejigbo is one of several communities battling with environmental pollution along the System 2B Pipeline Network, which runs through Ijegun, Iba, Isheri, Ipaja areas of Lagos. School History. I think you should blame the system,” the source added. “The NNPC is supposed to remedy the situation because its subsidiary, the PPMC, is responsible for the pollution,” she added. 275 reviews. “That was five years ago. We cannot go beyond reporting to the relevant authorities.”. Bus Tours, Taxis & Shuttles. But in Ejigbo, the depot is the source of much agony and distress. We held stakeholders’ meetings. It is now our refuse dump,” he added, as he showed this reporter the waste-clogged well. I never sold any oil; I only took water from my well and abandoned it when I saw it had oil,” she said. The Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), on Saturday, held a memorial service for the 165 military officers who died in a plane crash in 1992 at Ejigbo on the outskirts of Lagos. Our History. But people have been trying self-medication. I’ve had experiences tutoring students in French amidst my 4 year course.
Asked if there had been any recurring health problem in the community, Suara said no deliberate effort had been instituted to measure the health implications. She was well involved. He dismissed claims by security agents and the NNPC that residents were linking their wells to pipelines. P.M.B. “I started noticing the problem a few days ago. Browse through academic research works in History And International Studies. The source traced the beginning of the problem with the System 2B Pipeline Network to 1994 when there were a series of demonstrations in the country against the annulment of the June 12 1993 elections by a former military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida. The soapy foam did not dissolve until a few seconds later, with a strong smell of fuel. Hence, we decided to inform the DPO and you as the chairman of the communities in Ejigbo.”, Another letter, also dated April 2015, said the problem had aggravated from “just perceiving odour to real fuel in some houses.”. The visitation resulted in the approval to commence the programme from 1st October 2008. Lagos State was created out of the former western region by the then regime of General Yakubu Gowon. But in June 2020, more than seven years after, a port worker and landlord on Surprise Avenue, Mr Abayomi Shafe, was also arrested by men of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, on the same suspicion of “connecting pipes to the NNPC pipelines to the well.”. Eventually Oba Adele ruled Lagos from 1949-1964, while Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II (June 30, 1911-March 1, 2003) ruled Lagos for 38 years, making him the second longest ruling monarch in Lagos. A altitude média é de 426 metros. Get Latest Tori News Alert!Enter your email below. In this special report, SAMSON FOLARIN looks at how the failure of governance and corporate irresponsibility of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation are destroying the livelihood and health of a community in Ejigbo, Lagos State. Ejigbo, where he has lived all his life as an indigene, is also home to one of the busiest satellite depots of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It was this second borehole that just got polluted. Journey To Success. The risk of spillage, it says, is higher in areas of concentrated activities like the depots. After filling a plastic bottle with the water, the reporter perceived it. The National Board for Technical Education visited the Institution in February 2001. The borehole was one of the water sources left untouched by the NNPC leaking pipes. These programmes were fully accredited by the National Board For Technical Education with effect from 1st October 2005. I went to the bathroom to take my bath when I perceived that smell of fuel. The septuagenarian said people who dug boreholes with the hope of getting clean water only ended up wasting their money. Institute of Maritime and Safety, Nigeria was established in 2010. Ejigbo is a prominent town in Yoruba Land and the headquarters of Ejigbo Local Government Area, one of the oldest local government areas of Osun State in Nigeria. And that was when we first noticed the problem and abandoned it. Off Ejigbo / Egbe Road, Ejigbo. School of Business and Management Studies. 23-25, Ailegun Road,