Oil Spills: UNDP Partners Group to Clean Up Polluted Farmlands

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in conjuction with frontline youth welfare and environmental safety advocacy group, the Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) have successfully carried out an evaluation of Soil Sampling and Analysis Test Results in two oil-spill impacted communities in Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State under an on-going community based intervention project

In a statement issued recently in Abuja, the coordinator of the UNDP/FYD bio-remediation program, Ugo Amadioha said the project is meant to clean-up and re-mediate hydrocarbon impacted farmlands in the communities through sustainable bio-remedial and agro-forestry programs.

Amadioha averred that the soil sampling and analysis was conducted at Ogada and Etekwuru in Egbema LGA of Imo State as part of FYD's community empowerment project and in line with a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) which is co-sponsored by the Global Environmental Facility- Small Grant Program (GEF-SGP).

According to the statement, the UNDP/FYD bio-remediation project involves the reclamation of oil spill degraded farm lands through sustainable agro-forestry in Etekwuru-Egbema, Abacheke-Egbema and Ogada-Egbema all in Ohaji-Egbema LGA, Imo State

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