I received a question yesterday in the Board which I’d also asked former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in a breakfast years ago: how do you get foreign companies to obey Nigerian laws just as they obey American laws? I had challenged Mr. Al Gore that his climate campaign was unbalanced with the rascality in the Nigerian delta where some foreign oil companies pollute, and do things they can never do in America.
Al apologized and dropped a line: unless Nigeria fixes its laws and enforcement, companies will always look for the weakest links! Yes, at the end, you sleep on your bed, the way you make it. Oil majors will not help you fix your nation; it is your responsibility to get them to order.
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