HYPREP embarks on 560 hectares mangrove restoration project in Ogoni land

The Hydrocarbons Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), has embarked on 560 hectares mangrove restoration project in Ogoni land.

The Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbons Pollution Remediation Project, Prof Nenibarini Zabbey disclose this during an interview with reporters

in Abuja at the 17th Meeting of the National Council on Environment.

Prof Zabbey added that the mangrove restoration project is a very crucial milestone in protecting the earth from environmental depletions.

He further states that the mangrove project is going to mitigate the effect of climate change and mangroves are the best sequesters of carbon.

“Mangrove restoration project is the world’s largest mangrove restoration in an oil degraded environment.

Prof Zabbey mangrove restoration project is the largest globally and the community people are fully involved in this project.

“Is to enhance the capacity of the local people and we have build the capacity of the people in the community, which we refer to as environment vanguard,” he stressed.