Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Shell Goes Scot Free, to Pay $83 million in Damages to Niger-Delta Community

The bodo community of Rivers state have won a court case against Shell Nigeria over oil spills from the company's pipelines. In a statement, Shell claims to have accepted responsibility for the oil spills from onset and had offered compensation but lawyers to the Nigerian community said Shell offered $6,000 (thousand) to the whole community compared to over $80 million its been ordered to pay by the court.

Thousands of farmers and fisher men are expected to get over $3,000 each and $30 million will be channeled to clean up the oil spills which will take decades to clean.

Shell gets away with this one, how much did BP pay for it's oil spill out at sea? About $20 billion. diaris god o!

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