- Oil pollution remains a huge problem in the Niger Delta
- Amnesty says oil companies are not restoring land affected by oil spills
Mark Dummett is a Business and Human Rights researcher at Amnesty International. He writes for CNN on the 20-year anniversary of writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa's execution. Saro-Wiwa and eight other activists led the movement against Shell's activities in the Niger Delta and were executed by the military in November 1995. The views presented here are Dummett's own and do not reflect those of CNN.
(CNN)The sad truth is that twenty years after the execution of writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria's oil producing region remains a blighted land.