Badagry Residents and gas flare devastations, Nigeria


On the 20th of February 2013 the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) was alerted about the likelihood of explosion in Ijegun, a community in Ikotun Local Government Area of Lagos which had witnessed a devastating pipeline rupture on May 15, 2008.

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Basic Data
NameBadagry Residents and gas flare devastations, Nigeria
Accuracy of LocationMEDIUM regional level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Oil and gas exploration and extraction
Oil and gas refining
Pollution related to transport (spills, dust, emissions)
Specific CommoditiesCrude oil
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsUnknown
Project Area (in hectares)Unknown
Level of Investment (in USD)Unknown
Type of PopulationUrban
Potential Affected PopulationUnknown
Start Date20/02/2013
Company Names or State EnterprisesNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from Nigeria
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)UNKNOWN
When did the mobilization beginMobilization for reparations once impacts have been felt
Groups MobilizingIndigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution
Project StatusIn operation
Development of Alternatives1. The federal and Lagos State governmentscompel NNPC to carry out a comprehensive auditand proper clean-up of the Ijegun environment. The cleanup must involve soil and water treatment in line with international best practice in the oil industry

2. A revisit of the Ijegun rupture incident by the federal and Lagos state government, and prosecution of NNPC officials found culpable of dereliction of duty in responding to the alarm raised by the Ijegun community on the dangers posed by the shallow and poorly designated pipeline before the incident of 2008 occurred

3. Immediate provision of alternative water supply for Ijegun residents to ameliorate their plight

4. The NNPC carry out regular maintenance and integrity checks on its pipelines in Ijegun and across the country

5. NNPC compensate victims of the Ijegun incident
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.Residence have not be visited or attended to by NNPC
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ContributorAfoke Ohwojeheri
Last update07/04/2014