A VIEW OF THE NIGER DELTA THROUGH THE LENS – A picture of children who canoed to fetch water in oil-rich Polobubo community
A VIEW OF THE NIGER DELTA THROUGH THE LENS – A picture of children on Saturday, February 18, 2023, who canoed to fetch water in oil-rich Polobubo community in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state.
Many children who live in the community have to cross the river every day to get water to drink and get access to their classrooms.
Polobubo, a community in Egbema kingdom, originally a fresh water environment with fresh water ecosystems has been replaced by salt water environment due to the exploration and exploitation of crude oil by companies operating in the community and sister communities.
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The community is host to Chevron Nigeria Limited, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigeria Petroleum Development Company/Elcrest Nigeria limited JV (NPDC/ElCrest), Conoil Producing Nigeria Limited and Sahara Energy Services Limited, among others.