The pollution which occurred on Dec. 20, 2011 and covered185 kilometre along the Nigerian coast, compelled fishermen in the area to desert the sea.
Ajayi said that the failure by the company to pay the recommended compensation had had crippling effect on the fishermen in the region and urged Buhari to come to their rescue.
“We have not been able to get out of the problems of Bonga spill; more than 50,000 of our members were affected because we operate in the Atlantic Ocean.
“Our members lost their fishing nets and fishing gears.
“When the spill occurred the regulator directed us to suspend operations to avoid catching contaminated fishes.
“We complied and withdrew from fishing activities till cleaning-up was completed.
“That is why Bonga fish which the facility is named after, is almost in extinction now,’’ he said.
According to him, the fishing sub-sector is often neglected in government’s policies on agriculture which the incoming administration should revitalise.(NAN)