By Austin Aneke
BP has said again and again that it will cover the costs of cleaning up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But away from the cameras, thousands of Nigerians in the Niger Delta, continue to battle for any compensation from numerous oil spills.
Niger Delta people cannot suceed in any compensation claims against the oil companies within Nigeria because the oil companies are being backed by the Federal government of Nigeria.
The good news is that with the help of Friends of the Earth, the Niger Delta people are luanching a serious class action agaist the oil companies in their home (oil companies) countries.
These oil companies are still operating in developing countries like Nigeria because of developing countries’ cavalier attitude to technology