10-14 May: Nigeria Breaks Free
From Fossil Fuels
Together we are showing that a Nigeria without petroleum is possible.
In Nigeria, the Break Free from Fossil Fuels campaign will kick off on the 10th of May at Oloibiri, the site of Nigeria’s 1st oil well. The abandoned oil wells in Oloibiri tell the story of what becomes of communities (or countries) when their wells run dry.
On the 12th of May, the campaign will move to Bori in Ogoni, another sad tale of the devastation, internal crises, wanton pollution and poverty which oil extraction brings.
On the 14th of May, the campaign will arrive at Ibeno in Akwa Ibom state where Exxon operates an offshore oil field from where its compromises community livelihood through regular pollution. In each of the locations, there will be mass actions by climate activists and communities demanding an end to the extraction of fossil fuels.