The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has named Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo as its new executive director. Dr. Ojo succeeds Nnimmo Bassey who stepped down on March 31, 2013.
Dr. Ojo, who holds a PhD covering environment, politics and development from the King’s College, London, co-founded ERA/FoEN with Bassey, Oronto Douglas, and Nicholas Ashton-Jones in 1993.
Uyi Ojo has experience in environmental activism spanning nearly two decades within which he campaigned relentlessly for environmental justice and in the Niger Delta impacted by oil extraction activities.

In his handover speech at an event to mark ERA/FoEN 20th anniversary in Abuja, Bassey said that with Dr. Ojo at the helm of affairs in ERA/FoEN, the environmental justice group is set to move to higher heights.
ERA/FoEN Director, Corporate Accountability & Administration, Akinbode Oluwafemi said: “The entire ERA/FoEN staff, welcome Dr. Godwin Ojo who has in the last two decades, demonstrated unwavering commitment to the cause of the environment and human rights in Nigeria and beyond. His wealth of experience now comes to bear on the organisation”

A conflict resolution consultant and human rights advocate, Ojo has used the ERA/FoEN platform to increase environmental awareness and citizens’ response to environmental issues in Nigeria.

Among his several achievements is the prestigious African Noble Award in 2011. He has authored several articles and books including Envisioning a post petroleum economy for Nigeria, published in 2010; Environmental governance, climate change and the quest for alternatives, published 2012. He is a lead conference facilitator on environment and development issues at national and international levels.

Philip Jakpor
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ERA has recently received information that a group calling itself the "Niger Delta Coalition in the Diaspora" is still engaging itself in activities and communications giving the impression that it is linked with Environmental Rights Action (ERA).

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