National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)

It is vested with the responsibility to co-ordinate the implementation of the National Oil Spill Contingency plan (NOSCP) for Nigeria in accordance with the international convention on oil pollution preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC) 1990, to which Nigeria is a signatory.

NOSDRA is also mandated to play the lead role in ensuring timely, effective and appropriate response to oil spills, as well as ensuring clean up and remediation of all impacted sites to all best practical extent. It shall also identify high risk/priority areas in the oil-producing environment for protection as well as ensure compliance of oil industry operators with all existing environment for operators with all existing environmental legislations in the petroleum sector.

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