Environmental Conflict Management For Eep & P Operations In Nigeria
Fidel M. Abowei, B.Sc, MAISD, Millionaire F.N. Abowei
Keywords: Niger Delta, Conflcit Management, oil exploration, Nigeria
ABSTRACT: Nigeria's Niger Delta region, home to the nation's vast oil reserves but paradoxically very much underdeveloped has suffered different forms of conflict in large part due to the exploration, exploitation, production and processing of oil resources. These conflicts have not only affected the exploration processes of oil resources in the region but have also hindered human and infrastructural development in the region. Thus, it is the overarching aim of this research to understand how the incessant conflicts plaguing the region can be resolved and properly managed. In line with this aim, the research focuses on the sources, types, trends and causes of environmental conflict in the Niger Delta as well as an analysis of conflict management and resolution techniques that not only ensure safe and profitable exploration process and also human and infrastructural development in the Niger Delta.
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