Oil (Nigeria)

Conflict:

  • Began in the early 1900s
  • A series of repressive and corrupt governments in Nigeria have been supported and maintained by western governments and oil corporations, keen on benefiting from the fossil fuels that can be exploited. As people and transnational oil corporations have been fighting over this “dark nectar” in the delta region, immense poverty and environmental destruction have resulted.
  • (Tensions between foreign oil corporations have resulted in competition over the wealth of the oil.)
Nigeria produces more than two million barrels of crude oil per day and is a key supplier to United States, Europe and Asia
See the havoc caused by the discovery of oil in Nigeria