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LETTER: Nigeria: failure to learn from the Biafran war

From Ms Gilly McIver

Sir: I am a small shareholder in Shell, until last week dumbly unaware of the fact, and also a protester against President Abacha's treatment of those who oppose his regime. I have unwittingly got blood on my hands. I would like to sell, but will it change anything? Can I, with thousands like me, be more influential as an insider, however inconsiderable?

What can we do to pressurise Shell into taking its moral and environmental responsibilities more seriously, and not only where it shows? Yesterday's astonishing decision to proceed with the Liquefied Natural Gas Project does not augur well ("Shell to go ahead with Nigerian gas plant", 16 November).


Gilly McIver

London, N7