American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta Area Due to Petroleum Exploration: Are we Combating the Problems?

Agnes Edet Asuquo Offiong, Onnogen Usang Nkanu, Etim Nkanu Efut and Uba James Uba

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2018.266.273

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 6

Pages 266-273


Native settlements where oil and gas are produced in Africa are frequently challenged by environmental pollution. This challenge usually causes conflicts within the exploitation arena. Little effort is deceptively portrayed by the government and private organizations to ameliorate the impact of pollution on environmental media and human health risks due to exposure. A critical attribute of these worries has been due to ineffective risk communication and implementation of policies geared toward resolving social and economic intervention by the native residents. The relationship between youth’s restiveness, poverty, violent and environmental degradation has been a dominant headline in the lyrics of sustainable development and conflict resolution. Some writers have argued that conflict is not limited to the people who have been cursed with privations in the society; others concluded in their different narratives that the pollution of the environment, poverty and conflict are firmly bound together to provoke agitations and restiveness.


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