Niger Delta oil spills: Shell agrees $84m settlement
January 7 , 2015
Royal Dutch Shell has reached a $84 million settlement with Bodo community members over two oil spills in the Niger Delta, according to media reports.
As per the agreement, 15,600 Nigerian fishermen will reportedly get $3,300 each as compensation from the oil giant to cover the losses that the spills had caused.
The remaining $30 million will be kept for the community.
The two oil spills in 2008 and 2009 adversely affected the mangrove belt and livelihoods of fishermen in southern Nigeria.