This is not the first time Ms Roddick has attacked Shell, nor is it the first time that it has been necessary to correct what she has said. She is not content to accuse Shell of environmental degradation. Now Shell is all but accused of the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa. Curiously however, Ms Roddick pictures what has happened from Shell's point of view primarily in public relations terms. Our primary concern is substance. I am a Nigerian. I have worked in Nigeria for most of my working life. I know what is happening there. I know the enormous efforts made by many people to improve things and the hundreds of millions of dollars Shell Nigeria has spent on the environment and community projects. Shell Nigeria does not, as she puts it, have a profit-uber-alles approach.
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