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The Niger Delta Paradox

Impoverished in the Midst of Abundance

by John K. Wangbu

Many people in the Niger Delta may not have heard of the term “environmental injustice” before, but it is just a new word for an old problem. Environmental justice is based on the principle that all people have a right to be protected from environmental pollution and to live in and enjoy a clean and healthy environment. In the Niger Delta environmental injustice is experienced mostly from the activities of the oil industries which have degraded the land, contaminated the water and polluted the air without proper compensation. Gas leakage is killing many people and continues to have a negative impact on the lives of the people living around the area. The aim of this book is to raise awareness of the issues affecting the Niger Delta region, and to encourage involvement in the cause.

ISBN 9789785598612 | 230 pages | 229 x 152mm | 2018 | Safari Books, Nigeria | Paperback

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