Saraki And Wike To Meet At The Port Harcourt Conference
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November 8, 2015 ( Post 1 )
Senate president Bukola Saraki is set to open the November 9 environmental conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Philip Jakpor, head of media for the event, explained the agenda:
“Unfortunately, from extraction to usage, fossil fuel bequeaths conflicts, human rights abuses, environmental despoliation, and destruction of local livelihoods. It is not renewable and as such, a reckless and unsustainable use of earth’s gift.
“In Nigeria’s Niger Delta, oil multinationals have left the environment wrecked and defiled. Local livelihoods are destroyed, rights abuse cases are on the
“The question is whether a low carbon or zero carbon development is possible? Or, put in another way, whether development can even be driven by renewable energy. The 2015 NEC will provide the platform to interrogate the discussion around impact of extractives, energy transition both at the global and national context.”
The election petition tribunal on October 24
The fresh polls are set to be conducted within the three months. Wike, who is preparing another appeal, is sure, however, that there will be no rerun of the elections.
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