The Coalition of Ijaw Interest Groups has urged the Federal Government and Bayelsa State Government to take action on environmental remediation and commercial exploration across Niger Delta States by cleaning up the oiled wasteland.
The groups consist of Ijaw Elders Forum, Lagos; Ijaw Nation Forum; Embasara Foundation; and Ijaw Women Connect.
Others are Ijaw Professionals Association, Lagos; Homeland Chapter Ijaw Professionals Association; and Ijaw Diaspora Council.
They called on the Ministers of Petroleum and Environment to immediately stop the dangerous and destructive environmental pollution slowly killing the people of the region.
Speaking on behalf of the gropus, Mr Efiye Bribena, Secretary, Ijaw Elders Forum, Lagos chapter, said the activities of the oil companies in the region had desecrated the ecosystem and brought about environmental genocide.