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.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||International Journal of Development Issues|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- Political Science and International Relations