NIGER DELTA REGION AND THE CRISIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEGRADATION

Abu S. Edet

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This paper tries to highlight the impact of resurgence of the Niger Delta militancy on the socio-economic development of the area, the paper tries to identifying the various roles government has played in the resolution of the crisis. The paper use questionnaire method in data collection and Chi-square instrument as validity instrument for testing of hypothesis. The hypothesis tested were non provision of economic and social amenities has not caused crisis in the Niger Delta and neglect for too long by the government and oil companies has not been responsible for the Niger Delta crisis. The research discovered that the crisis is as a result of long neglect of the region and insufficient attention of the government in the development of the region. The paper therefore, provided solutions to the crisis which are community participation in marketing, and exploring of their natural resources, provision of social amenities etc.

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