Gulf Oil Spill Pales In Comparison To Nigeria's Oil Plight

06/02/2010 02:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"We see frantic efforts being made to stop the spill in the US," said Nnimo Bassey, Nigerian head of Friends of the Earth International. "But in Nigeria, oil companies largely ignore their spills, cover them up and destroy people's livelihood and environments. The Gulf spill can be seen as a metaphor for what is happening daily in the oilfields of Nigeria and other parts of Africa."

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