The Niger Delta Conflict

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5.1 In this chapter the results of the research will be explained and how the different theories coincide with the conflict and where it didn’t.
5.2 Conclusion
Apparently, it was the policies instigated by the Nigerian government in managing the oil-related problems that aggravated the conflict in the Delta. This is because of oil related policies did not take cognisance of the impacts of oil on the financial and socio-economic relations of Niger Delta indigenes. Evidence on the ground suggests that after the examination of different approaches and activities of the Nigerian government in the Delta demonstrate that social relations, for example, Deltans plea for land compensation, or socioeconomic situations like employment were so negligently
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According to the 1995 World Bank report entitled; characterizing an Environmental Development Strategy for the Niger Delta" The report expresses that, the Niger Delta has been honored with a wealth of natural resource and HR, including the greater part of Nigerian's oil and gas reserve, fertile farm land and remarkable fisheries. Nevertheless, the regions huge potentials for economic development and sustainable expansion stay unfulfilled and its future is debilitated by crumbling financial conditions that are not being address by present strategies and activities. Regardless of its endless natural resource, the region remains stagnant (GNP) per capita is beneath national average of $280. Educational levels are under the national level. While 76 % of Nigerian pupils attend elementary schools this level drops to 30 % in a several communities in the Niger Delta (World Bank, 1995). The laws that were set up by the federal government of Nigeria for the exploitation of oil and gas resource in the Niger-Delta by the oil companies did not include the development of the region and thusly, have been deliberately ill-used by the oil companies over the course of the…show more content…
The Deltans have been subjected to compelling poverty while their environment degrades through oil spillages, atmospheric pollution, ground water and soil contamination, thereby culminating their livelihood of fishing and farming while the oil company’s staffs and decision makers live in prosperity. For the grievance argument here, socio-economic, political marginalization, suppression, oppression and neglect grievances are the primary factors which could lead to resource conflict. The grievance argument do acknowledge the existence of economic predation and opportunities for greed in fuelling a violent conflict, but the evidence here proves that they are not the primary cause or causes of such conflict as referred to the case study. For a fact, conflicts may look alike but no two conflicts are the
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