The Rights to Participation and Consultation and the Conflict in the Niger Delta
Article from: OGEL 6 (2015), in Africa
The unsustainable exploitation of crude oil in the Niger Delta resulted in the ecological devastation of the region and adversely affected the Niger Delta People's subsistent mode of agriculture. The Niger Delta People have continuously insisted that the ecological devastation of their territory is worsened by their exclusion from the process and proceeds of the Nigerian oil industry. This has resulted in conflict in the Niger Delta region as the Niger Delta People have in the past decade increasingly resorted to violence to protest their exclusion. The Niger Delta ...