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Oil exploration and ecological damage: the compensation policy in Nigeria

Olubayo Oluduro UGent (2012) CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT. 33(2). p.164-179
abstract
Nigeria has been engaged in the business of oil exploration, prospecting and marketing for several years now. The exploratory activities of the oil multinational companies (MNCs) in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have contributed to the deprivation of the inhabitants and have led to the loss of biodiversity and the disruption of the ecosystem. Paradoxically, the compensation the local inhabitants receive is often not paid, inadequate, delayed or contentious, thus leaving them poorer. Although there are several Nigerian laws protecting the environment, there is no comprehensive legislation that addresses the issue of compensation and liability for inhabitants suffering from the consequences of environmental damage. This article reveals the inadequacies of Nigerian laws on compensation and suggests the need for an acceptable compensatory and remediation regime to protect the interests of the environment and the victims of environmental harm.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
ecology, oil, Niger Delta, compensation, policy
journal title
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT
Rev. can. étud. dév.
volume
33
issue
2
pages
164 - 179
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000305760400003
JCR category
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
JCR impact factor
0.138 (2012)
JCR rank
53/55 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
0225-5189
DOI
10.1080/02255189.2012.693049
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2942482
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2942482
date created
2012-06-29 09:33:26
date last changed
2015-11-30 15:36:47
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  abstract     = {Nigeria has been engaged in the business of oil exploration, prospecting and marketing for several years now. The exploratory activities of the oil multinational companies (MNCs) in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have contributed to the deprivation of the inhabitants and have led to the loss of biodiversity and the disruption of the ecosystem. Paradoxically, the compensation the local inhabitants receive is often not paid, inadequate, delayed or contentious, thus leaving them poorer. Although there are several Nigerian laws protecting the environment, there is no comprehensive legislation that addresses the issue of compensation and liability for inhabitants suffering from the consequences of environmental damage. This article reveals the inadequacies of Nigerian laws on compensation and suggests the need for an acceptable compensatory and remediation regime to protect the interests of the environment and the victims of environmental harm.},
  author       = {Oluduro, Olubayo},
  issn         = {0225-5189},
  journal      = {CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT},
  keyword      = {ecology,oil,Niger Delta,compensation,policy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {164--179},
  title        = {Oil exploration and ecological damage: the compensation policy in Nigeria},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2012.693049},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Oluduro, Olubayo. 2012. “Oil Exploration and Ecological Damage: The Compensation Policy in Nigeria.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies-revue Canadienne D Etudes Du Developpement 33 (2): 164–179.
APA
Oluduro, O. (2012). Oil exploration and ecological damage: the compensation policy in Nigeria. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT, 33(2), 164–179.
Vancouver
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Oluduro O. Oil exploration and ecological damage: the compensation policy in Nigeria. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT. 2012;33(2):164–79.
MLA
Oluduro, Olubayo. “Oil Exploration and Ecological Damage: The Compensation Policy in Nigeria.” CANADIAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES DU DEVELOPPEMENT 33.2 (2012): 164–179. Print.