Guess how much Shell and Eni paid for one of West Africa's biggest oil blocks?
The money ended up with a company owned by the former Nigerian oil minister.
The Nigerian people saw none of it. Just think what it could have paid for…
An estimated 5.5 million girls are out of school in Nigeria.
$1.1 billion could have paid for 1.7 million of them to go to school for 5 years each.
142 women die from childbirth every day in Nigeria, which has about 90,000 midwives.
Nearly 400,000 midwives could have been trained for $1.1 billion.
But where did the money actually go?
$800m went to six companies with hidden owners. $110m went to a middleman.
No one knows where the rest went.
This is wrong.
Payments for natural resources need to be made in the open.
So why is Shell blocking laws which would make that happen?
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