BN Bytes: Leading Nigerian Actress & Amnesty International Ambassador Omotola Jalade Ekeinde wants Shell to Clean Up Oil Polluted Areas Across the Niger Delta – Watch the Video

Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 5:54 PM

By Damilare Aiki

Top Nigerian Actress and Amnesty International Ambassador – Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has joined Amnesty International’s campaign calling on Shell to clean oil polluted areas across the Niger Delta. Proving there is more to her than just her acting and music, the dedicated youth and human rights activist standing outside Shell’s Headquarters, London in the video, points out clearly that the polluted areas in the Niger Delta caused by Shell has destroyed the livelihood of thousands of Nigerians who depend on the environment to feed their families.

She wants Shell’s chief executive officer, Peter Voser to take full responsibility for the pollution in the region.

Watch the video below!

We are really proud of Omotola in her non stop effort towards the development of Nigeria. Take Action today and join the petition – www.amnesty.org/shellcleanup

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    • t-rapper April 24, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      this is a cause she obviously knows nothing about…isn’t NNPC a majority stakeoholder in the Niger delta JV? hahahhahah. when NNPC is accountable, then Shell will be accountable.

      • Sassy April 24, 2012 at 6:34 PM

        God bless you. NNPC owns 50% of Shell Nigeria, Shell Royal Dutch 30%, Elf – 5%, AP & others 15%. You targeted one brand because of global prominence to clean up a cost your own government won’t allow. Shell cleaning is not an issue, but NNPC won’t allow it as the cost of clean up will eat into their profit.

        • Crazyanon April 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM

          Shell operates these ventures on behalf of these entities. In other words, the workers are Shell workers so I can see why Shell is targeted. The government also has a responsibility to clean but I am just clarifying that Shell runs business on behalf of the others.

      • Omo April 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM

        it is all about taking responsibility, shell , NNPC even Nigerians in general need to be responsible and nothing will be done if we dont continue talking about this, look at what happened in the US a last year or the year before, it took them a few months to clean up the spill, work is still done in that area, samples are being tested regularly to ensure the level of pollution does not harm the eco-system. What is Nigeria doing, there are too many people who are finding it too hard to live because of this mess and yes greed plays a major role but if that tiny voice keeps on shouting screaming for a change maybe just maybe it will work.
        Nigeria please let us all unite to make things better, stop pointing fingers NNPC, shell whoever lets just stand as one and make things better darn!!

        • eggy*posh April 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

          @ Omo dnt be deceived o…d damage done in d US hasnt even being half-cleaned or shd I say quater-cleaned…ask those living in those areas n those who depend on the waters there for their livelihood n den u will knw d truth…dnt let urself b deceived by d crap d media feeds d world on a daily basis…

    • hmmm April 24, 2012 at 6:14 PM

      To be honest …i understand her….but this is not just an issue of shell, it is also the government ……I mean what happens to the fee/money they give the government to develop that area…..i have researched on this issue and im in the middle…..shell might be at fault but a huge part relies with our government…..the americans wont take it….and also shell is one of the least corrupt companies in Nigeria…apart from the oil spill issue….they are quite reputable

    • H April 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Good job supporting a cause.. but sweetie u need to do a LOT more research. For one, Ondo is not in Niger Delta….#justsaying…

    • Crazyanon April 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      So are we signing another petition? Shell has been mandated by UNEP to clean up Ogoniland which could transfer to the rest of the Delta. Shell knows this, the international community is aware (could be more aware), but I just don’t see how this video would grab the attention of Shell when the UNEP report has not moved them in anyway. #2cents

    • clara April 24, 2012 at 9:19 PM

      obviously those commenting havent watched the video… she called on the Nigerian govt who she said has not done enough… i applaud this young serious minded lady! over time, i am beginning to understand her legacy…the most important thing is she is drawing attention to this menace that has been on for years unjustly…worst than the BP oil spill in the US that america did not tollerate and trended worldwide! God bless you Omotola….yes its time…

    • mimi April 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

      @least the woman is trying to make a difference!

    • deeb April 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

      Omotola pls when did ondo state become a niger delta region?

      • Partyrider April 24, 2012 at 11:42 PM

        Lol..I’m also wondering. I even had to go over the map of Nigeria in my head,I still cannot understand..lol

      • oni April 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM

        IT has always been do your research.

      • annie April 25, 2012 at 2:29 AM

        Hey stay there and be asking her dont go and study ya geography (though my worst subject of all times,na God make me pass am for waec o).Ondo was added to the nigerdelta region during obasanjo’s regime but the core parts of niger delta are bayelsa and rivers

        • Crazyanon April 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM

          Thank you Annie! Ondo is part of the ND but Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta together produce over 90% of the oil in the Niger Delta (making them the core of the ND). Traditionally they have always been the ND till politics came into it and added six more states

    • allen April 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM

      Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria. It’s about time.

    • lolly April 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM

      @deeb there is a part of Ondo state that is niger delta region(ilaje side)

    • Partyrider April 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      Weldone !! The Govt. has the greatest blame..if and when the Govt. is bold enough to hold oil companies responsible for the continous spillage , only then can we get results.till then…

    • ade April 25, 2012 at 1:19 AM

      Pls when did ondo state becomes Niger delta is been along time i left Nigeria? a little bit of research is always good before we present to the public.

    • Derek April 25, 2012 at 1:51 AM

      True
      Shell Must Own Up
      I mean They are more than capable to do it

    • Hengish April 25, 2012 at 3:29 AM

      @ Deeb – You might need to do some research. Ondo is considered Niger Delta when mapping out the oil and gas zone. Check out the NDDC website.

    • iamfascinating April 25, 2012 at 6:07 AM
    • christy April 25, 2012 at 8:37 AM

      Isn’t it a sponsor programme?

    • Debby April 25, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      If only people know how much the federal government stake is in this oil business. Shell pays the government a good percentage, they are only workers for them. The government really has a role to play in the clean up. it is just that govt will never allow us to know the terms of agreement hence all blames are pushed on shell.

    • Kemo April 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      Ondo is part of the Niger Delta because some oil is produced..y’all should get over it and face serious issues..

    • Purpleicious Babe April 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      NICE ONE OMO.T

      THEY SHOULD OWN UP AND CLEAN UP.

      SERIOUSLY THESE PPLE CAN FRUSTRATE ONE LIVES… HOW CAN THEY EAT AND SLEEP KNOWING THE AVERAGE FARMER HAS NOT EATEN BECAUSE OF THEIR CARELESS WAYS.

      NOT COOL…
      http://lifeinstagesdoz.blogspot.co.uk

    • Ms Jones April 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      Whether Shell is fully responsible or not as long as they drill/drilled oil in the Niger Delta and have been responsible for MAJOR oil spills in Niger Delta…. then they and all the others should CLEAN UP and stop bring misery to the people of Niger Delta…. I support what she is trying to do 150% at least shes trying to improve the quality of lives of her fellow Nigerians since the Government would not step and do what its supposed to AS USUAL…

    • konnie April 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM

      Omo T, I am proud of you. This is a start and permanently shinning he light on this stuff is what will bring attention to it.
      All the okachamara’s (know it all people) commenting on this blog, should join the fight. What have you done other than blow off steam at Omotola for trying.
      I know some of you are from NNPC and Shell PR dept.
      Sotp talking and do something. Me sef, I am working on my own spill. It is a big problem that will take tenacity, patience and years to clean up but can be done.

    • The Amaha April 27, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      JiZOX!! This woman and my older sister look TOOOO much alike! I swear I was like Tee?! Then I *Mufasa voice* “looked harrr-daarrrr” Kai! The only difference is the jawline!

    • The Amaha April 27, 2012 at 3:57 AM

      Ok,
      Just watched the video. I didn’t know any part of Ondo was considered Niger Delta (you learn something new every day!) This whole miserable mess and curse of oil is just a debilitating and seemly never-ending saga and I seriously wish we’d never found oil on Nigerian soil. That said, kudos to her for trying.

      http://www.amahaonline.com = creating eargasms since 2007

    • Afroeuroforum April 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

      Good one Omo T, if everyone join hands and keep ringing the message, maybe they will have a change of heart and do something.

    • Nwachi April 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM

      Good job!
      Its mind bogling what I saw in the video clip. The images in the video raises such questions like whether we actually have an autonomous government whose duty it is to govern and provide qualitative government (among others) to its citizenry, othherwise how can one explain the complacency and greed on the part of these so-called rulers to allow SHELL (and others) to come to nigeria and defile our land (and it seems like they are geting away) with these unpadonable crime against my beloved country. SHAME on these so-called rulers or should I say political opportunists. I hope GOD will deny them sleep and good life because they and SHELL (and others) are not worthy of these GOD given priviledges! I don’t have a website girl!!! Keep up the good work!