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Saro-Wiwa’s son, also called Ken Saro-Wiwa, who worked as an adviser to the last Nigerian president, said Ogoniland was now on the world map and that oil companies were being held to account for not cleaning up decades of pollution.
“Climate change is the defining issue of the first half of the 21st century and the Ogoni story is a part of that,” he said…
“He was the start of a shift in the way the world understands oil,” said Nnimmo Bassey, director of Nigerian environment group the Health of Mother Earth Foundation and former chair of Friends of the Earth International.
“By standing up to the Nigerian government and to Shell he inspired people around the world. There are now many more voices and networks of groups holding Shell and oil companies to account.”