Nigerian farmer wins against Shell oil

Nigerian farmer wins against Shell oil – Al Jazeera Blogs

via Nigerian farmer wins against Shell oil – Al Jazeera Blogs.

72 year old fish farmer Friday Akpan, from Akwa Ibom State, one of Nigeria’s richest oil producing states, was one of four fish farmers who was able to prove that Shell Nigeria, the subsidiary of one of the world’s most profitable companies Royal Dutch Shell, which made more than $30 billion dollars in profit in 2011, failed to properly maintain oil pipelines and other installations in Ikot Ada Udo community. Shell Nigeria’s negligence led to oil spills that devastated Friday Akpan’s 47 fishponds.

Friday is waiting to find out exactly how much compensation Shell Nigeria will have to pay, and when the company will conduct a clean-up of the environmental damage its caused.

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