History of the conflict and environmental pollution in Ogoni land

Year : 2024 | Volume :14 | Issue : 01 | Page : 73-79

Ibifuro Robert Jaja1

Dr. Anthony Egobueze

Dr. Lucky Nwaoburu

  1. Lecturer Department of Political Science, Rivers State University Port Harcourt Nigeria.
  2. Lecturer Department of Political Science, Rivers State University Port Harcourt Nigeria.
  3. Lecturer Department of Political Science, Rivers State University Port Harcourt Nigeria.


This essay evaluated Ogoni land’s environmental degradation and strife. Today’s world is shifting from being anthropocentric to being biocentric, which promotes biodiversity. Even with an increased understanding of the importance of biodiversity, third-world countries continue to face grave circumstances, especially those that are home to multinational corporations such as Nigeria. The Ogoni Community, which is situated in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, is one such community. The study used secondary data that was subjected to content analysis as part of its methodology. The study emphasized how the development driven by oil resulted in environmental injustice because the multinational corporations in charge of the region’s oil exploitation were unable to implement best practices in their operations due to strong opposition from the Ogoni people, which sparked disputes. The research suggested, among other things, that the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project make sure the Ogoni cleanup and remediation operations presently underway are completed in accordance with the United Nations Environmental Project’s suggestion. The Nigerian government ought to be dedicated to handling the Ogoni land issue and give greater thought to organizing and carrying out initiatives that directly affect the populace. As a result, the federal, state, and local governments should be in charge of building infrastructure, including roads, buildings for schools, hospitals, and homes, as well as clean water and power. Since genuine progress requires peace and quiet, the Ogoni people are exhorted to embrace peace and reject ideologies that oppose peaceful coexistence.
The Nigerian government ought to demonstrate unwavering dedication to addressing the conflict in Ogoni land while prioritizing the meticulous planning and effective execution of initiatives directly benefiting the populace.

Keywords: Conflict, Environment, Environmental pollution, Impact, Justice, Ogoni

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How to cite this article: Ibifuro Robert Jaja1, Dr. Anthony Egobueze, Dr. Lucky Nwaoburu. History of the conflict and environmental pollution in Ogoni land. Omni Science: A Multi-disciplinary Journal. 2024; 14(01):73-79.
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Received January 30, 2024
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