Oil Politics and the Application of Environmental Laws to the Pollution of the Niger Delta: Current Challenges and Prospects
Article from: OGEL 1 (2019), in Oil Spills
For the purpose of exploring and exploiting its crude oil resource, Nigeria depends heavily on multi- national oil companies. While these companies are considered to be major contributors to the economic growth of Nigeria, there are frequent well-founded allegations that they violate the human rights and degrade the environment of the communities in which they operate. This paper analyses the current status of the laws and institutions meant to address these issues; it finds them inadequate and, thus, makes recommendations for the way forward. As this paper argues, ...