Crude Oil, a Blessing and Impediment in Niger Delta Polity: Tanure ojaide’s The activist
AbstractOil has constituted a physical problem to Delta State and Nigeria as a whole. It is a serious impediment to survival among the indigenes of Niger Delta area. It has constituted nuisance which inhibits economic growth and endangers lives and property. It annuls indigenous participation in oil excavations to assure survival and national development. Oil has turned a tool of colonialism and neo-colonialism to the detriment of the Delta indigenes. This paper verifies oil as impediment in Delta of Nigeria; Economic growth constraints, socio-political problems and Neo-colonialism; and finally,
verifies modes of tackling the problem of oil in Delta State of Nigeria. The conclusion summarizes the problem of oil in Delta State and proffers solutions to them.