Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy

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Youth Restiveness and Industrial Disruption in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria.

D I Hamilton, M D Tamunomeibi


This theoretical discourse examined the incidence of youth restiveness in the Niger Delta and how this restiveness has affected industrial productivity. It is our opinion that the high index of unemployment, environmental degradation, dislocation of the traditional economy and unfair revenue allocation are some of the factors that have given rise to youth restiveness in the Niger Delta. Government needs to pay special attention to the developmental needs of the Niger Delta through job creation and the enactment of environmentally friendly policies that will preserve the fragile ecology of the Niger Delta..

SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 8 (2) 2006: pp. 20-27

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