Nollywood Actress Omotola Jalade has joined Amnesty International’s campaign calling on Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) to Own Up, Pay Up and Clean Up the Niger Delta.
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The objective of the organisation is “to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
Shell Nigeria is the colloquial name for Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian operations; Shell Petroleum started business in Nigeria in 1937 as Shell D’Arcy. In 1938, the company was granted an exploration license. In 1956, Shell Nigeria discovered the first commercial oil field at Oloibiri in the Niger Delta and started oil exports in 1958.
This short video features the Nigerian actress outside Shell’s headquarters in London, calling upon Shell’s Chief Executive, Peter Voser, to take responsibility for the pollution in the region.