1. Shell makes a close relationship with the Nigerian military regime during the early 1990s. The oil company requested an increase in security and provided monetary and logistical support to the Nigerian police. Shell frequently called upon the Nigerian police for “security operations” that often amounted to raids and terror campaigns against the Ogoni. In response to growing Ogoni opposition shell and the Nigerian government coordinated a public relations campaign to discredit the movement, falsely attributing airplane hijackings, kidnapping and other acts of violence to Ken Saro-Wiwa and MOSOP. Shell was involved in the development of the strategy that resulted in the unlawful execution of the Ogoni Nine.
Shell told the Nigerian regime they needed to deal with Ken Saro-Wiwa and MOSOP. Shell monitored Ken Saro-Wiwa, and closely followed the tribunal and his detention. Prior to the trial, Shell Nigeria told its parent companies that Saro-Wiwa would be convicted and told witnesses that Saro- Wiwa was never going free. Shell held meetings with the Nigerian regime to discuss the tribunal, including with the military president Sani Abacha himself. Shell’s lawyer attended the trial, which, in Nigeria, is a privilege afforded only to interested parties.
Brian Anderson, the Managing Director of Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, met with Owens Wiwa, Saro-Wiwa’s brother and offered to trade Saro-Wiwa’s freedom for an end to the protests against the company.
At least two witnesses who testified that Saro-Wiwa was involved in the murders of the Ogoni elders later recanted, stating that they had been bribed with money and offers of jobs with Shell to give false testimony – in the presence of Shell’s lawyer. Beginning in 1996, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), EarthRights International (ERI) and other human rights attorneys brought a series of cases to hold Shell accountable for human rights violations in Nigeria, including summary execution, crimes against humanity, torture, inhuman treatment and arbitrary arrest and detention. The lawsuits brought against Royal Dutch Shell, Shell Nigeria, and Brian Anderson the head of its Nigerian operation.
2. To avoid all this controversy and other circumstance shell Nigeria should stay on silent mode and not to do anything on it. Is shown that there were a huge number of collisions between the terrorist group of Nigeria and the government of Nigeria.
5. My advice is Shell insisted that it respected human rights and was committed to working with Nigeria to ensure that the country benefited from its natural resources. Shell have long acknowledged that the legitimate payments they make to contractors, as well as the social investments. Shell nevertheless works hard to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the benefits of our presence.
Inviewofthehighrate ofcriminalviolenceintheNigerdelta,thefederalgovernment,as majority owner of oil facilities, deploys government security forces to protect people and assets. Suggestions in the report that SPDC directs or controls military activities are therefore false. It is unfortunate that stage has repeated several old cases, some of which are unproven.
However, Shell will carefully examine its recommendations and look forward to continuing a constructive dialogue with the Nigerian government and other stakeholders to find solutions to these issues. Liquefiednaturalgas(LNG)plantsarebuiltonland.Shellhasbeendevelopingnew technology since the mid-nineties that will allow the gas to be cooled at sea. Moving the production and processing where the gas is found is a major innovation that brings huge new energy resources within reach. It also helps to avoid the potential environmental impact of constructing and operating a plant on land, including laying pipelines to shore and building other infrastructure