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Niger Delta oil spills: Shell agrees $84m settlement

  • 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.

     

    Tagged as: Royal Dutch Shell, Bodo, oil spills, Niger Delta, Nigerian fishermen, compensation, mangrove, business new