Press Release

Date: August 11th, 2016.

Heading: National Oil Spill Detection and Response


The attention of the agency have been drawn to a letter purportedly written to some prospective consultant for accreditation as a consultant for the clean up of the Ogoni land requesting them to pay a fee of N50,000(fifty thousand Naira).

2. For the avoidance of doubt NOSDRA does not charge any fees for accreditation of consultants for the Ogoni land clean up programme. This is however without prejudice to NOSDRA normal accreditation procedure for consultants in the oil industry.

3. NOSDRA therefore disclaim this letter and any other letters requesting for payment of any fees in respect of the Ogoni land clean up. Consultants are advised to disregard the letter and confirm any communication purportedly from the agency with recognized officers of the agency.

4. NOSDRA shall not be liable for any payment made by any consultants in respect of such demands.

5. The general public should beware and report any suspected scammers to the agency or Law enforcement agent.



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Date: November 3rd, 2015.

Heading: Non-Compliance to Environmental Mobile Laws

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency has berated Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited for non-compliance with environmental laws despite the fact that the Agency has written a reminder letter to Mobile Producing Nigeria Unlimited notifying them of the sanctions imposed by NOSDRA for failure to effect clean up the oil spill incidence at the Qua Iboe Teminal.

It would be recalled that the Director General/CE of NOSDRA Sir Peter Idabor wrote a reminder letter to Mobile Producing Unlimited directing them to pay the sum of Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000) levied against the company for sundry violation of the provisions of the Agency's enabling Act and it's Oil Spill Recovery, Clean Up, Remediation and Damage Assessment Regulations 2011.

Consequently, NOSDRA has directed the oil company to pay the said fines or face the legal machinery available to the Agency to compel your company to comply with the directive.


Henshaw Ogubike, Head/Deputy Director

Public Affairs Unit

For: Director General/Chief Executive