06 Apr

Bogi Coal Mines EIA

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED COAL EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION PROJECT AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES BY BOGI COAL MINES LIMITED, DEKINA L.G.A., KOGI STATE

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed Coal Mine (18597 EL) located at Dekina L.G.A, of Kogi State by Bogi Coal Mines Ltd. (Bogi Mines).

What is the EIA About?

Basically, the EIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the physical, biological, social and other relevant effects of BOGI COAL MINES LIMITED (Bogi Mines) proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance to the EIA Act 86 of 1992, Bogi Mines (the project-proponent) has commissioned Richflood International Ltd, being a Nigerian based environmental and laboratory consulting firm, to conduct an EIA of the proposed Coal Mine Operation of Bogi Mines in Kogi State.

Background

BOGI COAL MINES LIMITED (Bogi Mines) is a subsidiary company of SkipperSeil Group.

Skipper is an integrated energy firm with focus on Electrical Innovation, Design, Manufacturing and Engineering. Skipper has been serving the power sector in India and across the globe since 1986 and has its global footprints through its subsidiaries in India, Nigeria (Bogi Coal Mines Limited e.t.c), Ghana and Middle East, where Skipper-make products are manufactured and/or projects of sub-stations, transmission lines and power generation plants are undertaken.

The Vision of Skipper is “To be an International Power and Infrastructure enterprise most admired for its People, Performance and Partnerships”. It is against this backdrop that the Bogi Mines project is conceived in Kogi state.

In addition to contributing to the diversification of the country’s economy, and support the country’s efforts to enhance people’s access to affordable and reliable electricity supply, the purpose of the proposed coal mine at Dekina is to provide coal as a main source of fuel to the proposed Bogi Power Generation Co. Ltd 500MW Ofu Independent Power Plant (Ofu-IPP) in Kogi State.

Project Location

Bogi Mines is to be located at Ibobo Community in Abocho District with adjoining villages such as Ajakeya, Eniji, Eneji, Emewe, Araba, Ajonigbegwu and Ate Nasarawa at Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi state

Fig 1: Map of Nigeria Showing the Project Area (Kogi State)

Source: Richflood 2017

Project Influenced Area (Dekina L.G.A Communities)

  1. Ajakeya
  2. Abocho
  3. Adiele
  4. Eniji
  5. Eneji
  6. Emewe
  7. Araba Salifu
  8. Araba Abilo
  9. Biradu
  1. Ajonigbegwu; and
  2. Ate Nasarawa

Fig 2: Satellite Imagery/GPS Points of the Bogi Coal mines, Dekina LGA, Kogi State. Source: Google Map

Project Overview

The overall coal mining process consists of several sequential stages: (1) exploration of a potentially economic coal seam to assess minable reserves, environmental issues, marketable reserves, and permitting risks; (2) analysis and selection of a mining plan; (3) developing the mine; (4) extracting the coal; (5) processing the coal; and (6) decommissioning the mine and releasing the property for post-mining use. The two essential requirements that must be fulfilled before a prospective coal mine can enter the development stage are confirmation that there are sufficient minable reserves of adequate quality with no unacceptable environmental or permitting risks, and confirmation of an assured or contracted market for a substantial fraction of the coal that will be mined.

Fig 4: Showing a coal mine exploration and exploitation scheduled activities

The proposed mining method will be a combination of surface mining and highwall mining. This alternative allows for complete exploitation of the coal reserve in the area employing the surface and the highwall mining for greater stripping ratios with an expected mine life of 30 plus years.

BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In general terms, the Project being proposed will consist of:

  1. Construction and upgrading of access roads and the development of a product loading facility;
  2. Construction of water management systems designed for the management and treatment of water affected by mining activities;
  3. Construction of office, maintenance and coal processing plant facilities with associated stockpile areas, water treatment and sewage facilities;
  4. Development of an explosives storage area and delivery system;
  5. Removal and temporary storage of soil in stockpiles for re-use during progressive decommissioning and reclamation;
  6. Development of mine pit excavations;
  7. Development of waste rock stockpile areas;
  8. Production of dry tailings for co-deposition with waste rock in a purpose-built waste management facility;
  9. Progressive decommissioning and reclamation by backfilling, to the extent possible, of previously mined pit areas as the Project proceeds;
  • Rehabilitation of areas where mining and backfilling has been completed during the life of mine to meet agreed final land use objectives;
  • Final decommissioning and closure consultation with Regulators;

Additional on-site infrastructure includes, but may not be limited to:

  1. Lay-down and parking areas;
  2. Fuel, hazardous substances and waste storage facilities;
  3. Mine dewatering wells, pumps, sumps and piping;
  4. Settling ponds and contact water collection ditches;
  5. Fresh water wells;
  6. Fresh water piping and storage;
  7. Fire hydrants and fire protection system;
  8. Potable water source; and
  9. Sewage collection and disposal system

Other Social Infrastructures may be constructed as deemed fit by the Proponent, which may include the following:

  1. Offices/Administrative block building
  2. Warehouse/storage area
  3. Workshop maintenance
  4. Security/Guard house
  5. Green-belt area
  6. Vehicle parking lot/space and transport-route map

 Objectives of the EIA

The objectives of the EIA for the project site are to: Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  • Establish baseline information for the project site.
  • Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  • Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop an effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

Baseline studies for the EIA will include, but not be limited to assessment of the following:

  • Fauna and Flora;
  • Air quality and Noise;
  • Demographics, Population, Ethnicity; Language, Vulnerable Groups, Education
  • Socio-Cultural Institutions, Leadership Patterns, Government Administration, and Other Institutions (NGOs/CBOs);
  • Terrestrial Soils and Geology;
  • Surface and Ground Water;
  • Livelihoods and Micro-Economy, Key Livelihoods, and Employment;
  • Transport and Access;
  • Social Infrastructure and Cultural Sites; and
  • Community Health and Safety.

The main environmental issues are as follows (not limited):

  1. Socio-Economic and Livelihood Impacts:
  • Increased government revenue;
  • Creation of employment opportunities and skills enhancement (A number of local businesses likely to secure contracts. Potential exists for creating income and building a more stable and diverse local economy);
  • Social benefits for the host communities through on-going community development plans.
  • Increased price inflation and economic vulnerability; and
  • Community anger and resentment over unmet expectations.
  1. Impacts Related to Project Induced In-Migration.
  1. Changes to Socio-Cultural Heritage:
  • Disturbance to cultural values, traditional leadership and intangible heritage.
  1. Community Health, Safety and Security:
  • Increased incidence of communicable diseases;
  • Increased transmission of malaria; and
  • Increased incidence of non-communicable diseases.
  1. Impact on Flora and Fauna
  • Destruction of habitat for plant species of special concern (SSC) within the farm development footprints.
  • Destruction of habitat for faunal species of special concern (SSC).
  • Loss of plant SSC due to vegetation clearing and disturbance
  • Disruption of ecological corridors, patterns and processes
  • Increased erosion risk and topsoil loss due to vegetation clearing and disturbances
  • Loss of fauna species of special concern as a result of poaching, hunting and trapping.
  • Loss of plant species of special concern (collection for ethno botanical use firewood, etc.).

The EIA process aims to identify all the potential impacts of the proposed project, assess the significance of the impacts, and to present measures to mitigate these impacts.

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the EIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd

Asokoro Ogaji C.

info@richflood.com

17 Jan

BOSSO MINES EIA, Nigeria

Fluid Confines Co. Ltd have just contracted Richflood to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for its proposed Gold Mine in Bosso L.G.A of Niger State.

The Background Project Information (BID) is currently being developed.

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Act 86 of 1992.

 Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the ESIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International / Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji /info@richflood.com

 

12 Jan

CAP Cassava Farms, Oworo. EIA

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED COMMERCIAL CASSAVA FARMING AT APATA COMMUNITY IN OWORO DISTRICT, LOKOJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA (L.G.A.) OF KOGI STATE;

PROPOSED BY

CREST AGRO PRODUCTS (CAP) FARMS LIMITED

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed Commercial Cassava Farming at Apata Community in Oworo District, Lokoja Local Government Area (L.G.A.) of Kogi State, Nigeria

What is the EIA About?

Basically, the EIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the bio physical, social and other relevant effects of Crest Agro Products (CAP) Farms Limited proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance with the EIA Act 86 of 1992, the project-proponent has commissioned Richflood International Limited, being a Nigerian based environmental consultant, to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed Project at Apata Community in Oworo District, Lokoja Local Government Area (L.G.A.) of Kogi State

Background

Crest Agro-Products Farm Ltd (CAP), a subsidiary of CardinalStone, is planning to establish a 13,000 ha cassava farm to produce cassava roots (raw materials) to feed a starch processing factory with an installed processing capacity of 21,000 t/annum of industrial cassava starch, which the company is planning to build in Kogi State, Nigeria. It is also planning to augment output from its captive farm with an out-growers’ scheme involving local farmers in communities that are contiguous to its proposed starch processing factory.

Project Location

The Agricultural Land of Crest Agro Products Farms Limited as acquired from the Kogi State Government for the Cultivation of Cassava (farming activities) is located at Apata Community in Oworo District of Lokoja Local Government Area, State Capital of Kogi, North-Central Nigeria.

The nearest host-community to the Project site is Apata-Oworo Community, a rural settlement distanced with about 4.5km situated along KM 51, Lokoja-Kabba road, Apata, Kogi State, with site point-coordinates as: N 870807.000m and E 225349.000m.

The land use pattern of the area is farming, as indigenes’ major occupation is agriculture and predominate crops grown as cassava, maize, rice and other cover crops.

The surrounding villages are Uro, Aku, Irepeni, and Irewagere Villages.

Objectives of the EIA

The objectives of the EIA for the project site are to:
Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  •  Establish baseline information for the project site.
  •  Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  •  Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identifiedpotential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  •  Develop a cost effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the lifetime of the project.

Project Overview

This will involve soil cultivation, planting and harvesting of cassava produce.

i. Land/vegetation clearing: Removal of trees and shrubs and stumps.

ii. Manual removal of stumps and logs: In preparation for tillage operation by the bulldozers.

iii. First plough: To pulverize the soil

iv. Second plough: breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.

v. Harrowing: is to break up the lumps of soil and to provide a more suitable soil structure for seed bed.

vi. Ridging: this is hipping of the top soil to form a good seed bed for cassava seed.

vii.Roads: Establishment of unpaved internal roads.

viii. Irrigation: Installation of water reticulation and irrigation infrastructure

ix. Planting: Using cassava planters. The planting population is an average of 13,000 strands per hectare.
x. Application of herbicide: For weed seed prevention.
xi. Weeding: Weeding is also used in combination with the herbicides for weed controls.
xii.Fertilizer application: To boost the produce yield. xiii. Harvesting: With the use of Cassava harvesters.

In order to determine the suitability of the proposed project area, CAP engaged International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to carry out a land suitability analysis for cassava production in the project area.

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • Vegetation including economic trees and crops.

The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

Potential Benefits

  • Creation of jobs and job opportunities.
  • Improvement on the economic status of the stakeholder community due toincreased demand for local goods and services.
  • Source of livelihood for out-growers scheme beneficiaries

Potential Issues

A cassava farm can affect the environment by its activities. These effects or impacts can either be temporary or permanent. Below are the potential issues or impacts, which could result from Project.

  1. Destruction of habitat for plant species of special concern (SSC) within the farm development footprints.
  2. Destruction of habitat for faunal species of special concern (SSC).
  3. Loss of plant SSC due to vegetation clearing and disturbance
  4. Disruption of ecological corridors, patterns and processes
  5. Increased erosion risk and topsoil loss due to vegetation clearing anddisturbance
  6. Loss of fauna species of special concern as a result of poaching, huntingand trapping.
  7. Loss of plant species of special concern (collection for ethno botanical use,firewood, etc.).
  8. Increased exotic plant invasion due to disturbance of soils and vegetation.
  9.  Air Quality & Dust impacts
  10. Pollution of surface and groundwater by herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer.
  11. Noise: Operating the farm machineries could increase noise levels in the area and may be a concern particularly to nearby communities.
  12. Pollution of surface and groundwater by herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer.

Call for Participation

 Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

  1. Share information about the Project;
  2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of theenvironmental and social context and understand locally-importantissues;
  3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;
  4. Gather responses on the EIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
  5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the EIA and proposed management measures;
  6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the EIA process, and is invited to further participate in the EIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd/ Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji info@richflood.com

12 Jan

OBAX Benin Power & Petrochemical Co. Ltd: ESIA Benin

ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) FOR THE PROPOSED 386.9MW OLOGBO INDEPENDENT POWER PLANT PROJECT AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES BY OBAX BENIN POWER & PETROCHEMICAL CO. LTD., EDO STATE

Background Information Document (BID)

This Background Information Document (BID) provides information to assist stakeholders to participate in the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and environmental authorization process for the proposed 386.9MW Ologbo Independent Power Plant Project of Obax Benin Power & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (OBAX), Edo State.

 

What is the ESIA About?

Basically, the ESIA is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the physical, biological, social and other relevant effects of OBAX proposed project prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.

In compliance with Nigeria regulatory bodies statutory provisions and in accordance to the EIA Act 86 of 1992, OBAX (the project-proponent) has commissioned Richflood International Limited, being a Nigerian based environmental consultant, to conduct an ESIA of the proposed 386.9MW Ologbo Independent Power Plant Project of OBAX.

Background

OBAX Worldwide Limited is an Indigenous Local Content Company with headquarters in Houston Texas and Africa headquarters in Nigeria. OBAX supports oil, gas and energy production with specialized in-country onshore and offshore services for Exploration, Development, Production and Processing. OBAX is leveraging its experience in the oil and gas sectors to diversify into Power Generation, thus contributing to Nigeria’s social and economic development, as required by increase in Power supply.

The Independent Power Plant at Ologbo (Ologbo IPP), Edo State is a gas fired power generation facility. It is envisaged that the entire capacity of Ologbo IPP is to be evacuated to the National Grid and/or Additional Off-takers.

Project Location

The proposed Ologbo IPP Project is to be situate at Ologbo (host) Community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, South-South Nigeria.

 

Fig 1: Ologbo IPP Location

Source: Google Map
The following features characterize Ologbo IPP) site:

1. Site location:

• Distance to site from major Road is approximately two (2) km. Easy access to the existing highway from Benin to Warri highway (at Ologbo Bridge).

• General site situation:
The topography is relatively flat, and will encourage future expansion with adequate space for power plant construction.

The northeast boundary of the site is washed by Osiomo River.

2. Proximity to electricity transmission lines for power evacuation:

• The site is located approximately 2 km from the following power lines:

330kV DC OHTL Benin – Sapele.
330kV DC OHTL Benin – Sapele – Delta* 132kV DC OHTL Benin – Delta

Fig 2: Location of OBAX Ologbo-IPP to a Natural Gas Source (ELP Gas- Infrastructure)

Fig 3: Schematics Showing Project Location to Gas Infrastructure [Escravos – Lagos Pipeline (ELP)] Source: SeWa 2016

Project Overview

The proposed Ologbo IPP Project is aimed at the delivery of a combined cycle power generation plant that will be developed and implemented in phases as follows:

• Phase 1: an Open Cycle Power Plant with two (2) gas turbine-generator (GTG) units, 2 x 126.1MW (ISO) with total installed capacity of 252.2 MW (ISO).

• Phase 2: Open Cycle Power Plant is upgraded into a Combined Cycle Power Plant with two (2) gas turbine-generator (GTG) units of Phase 1 and two (2) Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) that supply steam to one (1) steam turbine-generator (1 x 137.4MW) with total installed capacity of 389.6MW (ISO).

• Phase 3: a Combined Cycle Power Plant with total installed capacity of 2,500 MW (ISO), with seven (7) blocks, each block with the arrangement of Phase 2.
The present ESIA Study/Report is focused on the first two phases.

It is also envisaged to design, deliver, construct, install and commission a branch 33kV OHTL from Ologbo IPP to nearby 330kV OHTL from Sapele to Benin City Substation, which will secure the power evacuation to the National Grid network.

Objectives of the ESIA

The objectives of the ESIA for the project site are to: Provide information and evidence required for developing an Environmental Impact Statement for the project site;

  •  Establish baseline information for the project site.
  •  Identify associated/potential impacts of the project in the area;
  •  Recommend preventive, mitigative and control measures for the identified potential/associated adverse impacts of the project; and
  • Develop an effective Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for thelifetime of the project.

 

POTENTIAL AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Environmental Impact Indicators

The environmental impact indicators for the study are easily observable parameters that will indicate change/deviation, which can be used to monitor the various environmental components.

The primary Biophysical Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:

  • Climate and meteorology;
  • Air quality;
  • Noise levels;
  • Groundwater;
  • Geology and geomorphology;
  • Soils and soil erosion;
  • Drainage patterns and flooding;
  • Unique physical features; and
  • V egetation including economic trees and crops.The primary Socio-Economic Indicators for the on-going impact assessment are the following:
  • Land use;
  • Employment and income;
  • Community population and ethnicity;
  • Community relations; and
  • Services (e.g water and electricity supply).

The main environmental issues are as follows:

All construction and operation activities that are likely to cause environmental and social impacts will be identified, and evaluated to assess their magnitude, duration, and potential receptors.

The activities, which have the potential to cause impacts on surrounding environment and receptors during the Construction of the power plant, are identified as:

  • Site preparation;
  • Transportation of construction material, machinery, heavymachinery/ equipment for the power plant by road
  • Excavation of equipment foundations and installation of power plant components;
  • Laydown areas for temporary use during construction phase;
  • Storage and handling of hazardous materials, waste and wastewater; and
  • Accommodation and transportation for the construction workforce and OBAX personnel.

During the construction phase, contamination of soil, sediment and ground water may result from potential leaks and spills of oil, lubricants, or fuel from heavy equipment, dust and exhaust emissions, clearance of vegetation, improper handling of sanitary effluent, or chemical/fuel storage and sanitary and construction wastes. Also soil compaction and erosion may take place during civil works at project site and laying of pipelines.

The Project will have a variety of operational activities that generate significant noise levels, including operation of turbines, pumps, cooling fans, water pumps, etc., and most of these will operate 24 hours. Other possible impacts are Community health and safety issues, hazardous material handling/storage, traffic movement, and Green House Gas Emissions e.t.c

Some of the social impacts due to the operations of the Project are: Employment Generation and In-Migration of Skilled workforce, Demand for lodging, housing and civic services, Increments in cost of living, Opportunity for local transporters and Risks of industrial accidents and fatalities to workers. The impacts as employment generation, demand lodging, housing and opportunity for local transporters would be positive where as other would be creating negligible impacts.

Baseline studies for the ESIA will include, but not be limited to assessment of the following:

  • Fauna and Flora;
  • Air quality and Noise;
  • Demographics, Population, Ethnicity; Language, Vulnerable Groups,Education
  • Socio-Cultural Institutions, Leadership Patterns, GovernmentAdministration, and Other Institutions (NGOs/CBOs);
  • Terrestrial Soils and Geology;
  • Surface and Ground Water;
  • Livelihoods and Micro-Economy, Key Livelihoods, and Employment;
  • Transport and Access;
  • Social Infrastructure and Cultural Sites; and
  • Community Health and Safety.The ESIA process aims to identify all the potential impacts of the proposed project, assess the significance of the impacts, and to present measures to mitigate these impacts.

Call for Participation

The stakeholder engagement process is designed to conform to the Nigerian EIA Decree and international standards, including the IFC Performance Standards. Key objectives for stakeholder engagement for this project are:

1. Share information about the Project;
2. Gather local knowledge to improve understanding of the environmental and social context and understand locally-important issues;
3. Enable stakeholders to raise concerns / questions about the Project;

4. Gather responses on the ESIA findings and incorporate stakeholder views into the design and management measures;
5. Respond to concerns and questions and report back on the findings of the ESIA and proposed management measures;

6. Lay foundation for future stakeholder engagement.

Anyone who is interested or affected by the proposed project has a right to participate in the ESIA process, and is invited to further participate in the ESIA Process. Please make use of the following opportunities to be involved in the stakeholder engagement process:

  • Study the information made available in this Background Information Document;
  • Contact the Stakeholder Engagement Team to obtain further project information, and/or raise issues and concerns (contact details provided below);
  • Attend the Stakeholder meetings to obtain further project information, interact with the Project Team, and/or raise issues and concerns. More information about the meetings will be circulated through letters, community leaders, radio announcements and through the project website.

 

Contact Information

Richflood International Ltd

Comfort Asokoro-Ogaji

info@richflood.com

 

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