Youth restiveness and violence in the niger delta region of Nigeria: Implications and suggested solutions

Nseabasi S. Akpan, Emmanuel M. Akpabio

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Abstract

The Niger Delta is a region in Nigeria endowed with enormous natural resources of which petroleum oil is the most exploited. This petroleum oil has been the engine of development in Nigeria since 1958, providing more than 90 percent of total exports (CBN, 1981) and over 80 percent of Federal Government revenue. Despite this, the Niger Delta people remain poor and underdeveloped. Youth restiveness and violence is the order of the day. As a product of two separate youth forums, this paper recommends good governance, youth impact assessments, youth inclusion in decision-making, as well as capacity building as a way out of this discord.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-58
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Development Issues
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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