The chairman of Congress “Committee on Culture, Rochas Okorocha, has called for tougher sanctions on multinational oil companies still implicated in the Niger Delta gas explosion.

Concern at the growing damage caused by climate change, Senator Rochas Okorocha has called on Africans to ‘rise to this challenge’.

The senator stated that unless the climate catastrophe “If not risen against now, will be horrendous in Africa and in particular, Nigeria, where many of the citizens are battling with poverty, making them to cook with emissive devices like charcoal, firewood, kerosine stoves etc.”

Senator Rochas Okorocha added that history must be changed by the leaders of the continent as well, to stand up to catastrophe.

Okorocha made the announcement following his awards in Abuja to the head of the Organisation for Climate Change in Africa by Green Revolution activists backed by Ambassador Jerome Ringo.

Earlier, Ambassador Jerome Ringo, when he put Senator Rochas Okorocha at the forefront of advocacy, had stated that Africa should take its place in global climate policy.


Carbon monoxide poisoning

Typically occurs from breathing in carbon monoxide at excessive levels. Symptoms are often described as “flu-like” and commonly include headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain, (wikipedia)


Jerome Ringo

Jerome C. Ringo is an environmental justice, clean energy, and quality jobs advocate who founded and chairs renewable energy developer Zoetic Energy. (wikipedia)


Rochas Okorocha

Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is a Nigerian businessman, education philanthropist and politician from Imo State, Nigeria who won the 6 May 2011 gubernatorial election in Imo State (wikipedia)

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