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#SaveShikira: Impact of Follow The Money

In 2015, in collaboration with Global Rights Nigeria we amplified #SaveShikira using testimonies during our outreach from rural Shikira in Rafi Local government area in Niger state via various social/traditional media platform in getting government to come to the aid of this rural community ravaged by lead poison that had killed 28 children. After our intensified efforts, see actions real ...

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Environment ministry, eight months after

By Greg Odogwu I am happy to announce to my esteemed readers that the remediation of the lead-polluted Shikira, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State has been commenced by the Federal Ministry of Environment. Sadly, this is coming one year and three months after the devastating outbreak of lead poisoning that killed about 30 children and left hundreds ...

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HOPE RESTORED AS REMEDIATION BEGINS IN SHIKIRA!

We are extremely excited to announce that the Federal Government has finally bowed to public pressure and commenced the clean-up of Shikira, a small rural mining community situated in Rafi local government area, Niger State. One year and three months, after the devastating outbreak of lead poison that killed 28 children and left over 300 hundred others below the ages ...

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SHIKIRA COMMUNITY, WHEN WILL REMEDIATION BEGIN?

Over 300 children living with high lead level in their blood and needs urgent medical treatments We are highly shocked over the Federal Government inability to announce a specific date when remediation of Shikira will commence one year after the LEAD contamination that ravened the small rural mining community located in Rafi LGA in Niger State.  And this is even ...

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‘It is our collective responsibility to accelerate the implementation of SDGs’  – Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who has been one of the major influencers of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched late last year in New Yok has reiterated her stance on SDGs once again at the inaugural town hall meeting tagged ‘Buharimeter’in Abuja yesterday. Amina posited that the role environment plays in actualising each of these Global Goals (SDGs) cannot be ...

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Senate urges FG to approve funds for #SaveShikira

  The Senate on Thursday, June 2, urged the federal government to urgently approve and release the needed intervention funds from the ecological funds office for urgent remediation to help save Shikira and affected communities. In a three prayer motion sponsored by David Umaru representing Niger East senatorial district, the Senate called on the federal government (ministr of health, solid ...

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[Press Release] Time is Running Out For Sick Children in Shikira as Stakeholders Set July Deadline

[Abuja, May 9, 2016] Over one year after lead disaster that killed little children, nothing has been done to save other living as Connected Development [CODE] warns that time is running out to solve the Niger crisis in Nigeria. “Shikira which harbours two villages (Ungwar Magiro and Ungwar Kawo) is reaching crisis point” said Hamzat Lawal, Chief Executive, CODE. “More ...

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HOW FUNDS IS BEING SPENT TO PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR LEAD POISONED CHILDREN IN SHIKIRA, NIGER STATE

Follow The Money to provide hundreds of children access to health in Shikira #SaveShikira The Story of #SaveShikira In March 2015 public health officials learned that many children had become sick in Rafi LGA. The children presented with fever, pallor, abdominal pain, vomiting, convulsion and altered level of consciousness. The cause was unknown, some attributed it to spiritual cause thus ...

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