More palm oil plantations in Nigeria
Friday, 05 November 2010 09:45
The Governor of Cross River State of Nigeria, Mr. Donald Duke, awarded thirty thousand hectares of pristine tropical rainforest to the Obasanjo farms, a company owned by the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The company proceeded to clear fell the entire area and established a monocultural plantation of oil palms. They felled trees were salvaged by another company belonging to the the former Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayo Fayose, who exported all the fleeches from that endeavour. The place was not burnt in other not to be captured on satalite. The then Governor of Cross River state agreed to the concession since former president had promised to make him Vice President of Nigeria if his third term bid had succeeded. The Governor also went ahead to allow the ceeding of Bakassi Peninsula which Obasanjo accepted to ceed to the Camaroons, against the wishes of the people of Bakassi. 96% of Nigeria's Rainforest is completely gone. 2.5 percent of what is left is found in Cross River State.