Royal Dutch Shell Group .com Rotating Header Image

The Recent Revelations About Shell And Nigeria Are “Utterly Indefensible”, Says Development Committee Chair

The chair of parliament’s international development committee has called for the government to make clear what it is doing to investigate a $1.3 billion oil deal signed by Shell and Italian oil company ENI in Nigeria.

The call comes after BuzzFeed News and the Italian newspaper Il Sore 24 Ore published “Shell Shocks”, a cache of emails and court documents revealing that Shell top executives signed off on a deal with full knowledge that most of the money would go to Malabu, a company connected to a former Nigerian oil minister, Dan Etete.

The documents also show that Shell employees knew of — and explicitly discussed — the risk that payments could be used by Etete to pay people off.

FULL ARTICLE

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: