Displacement and the Development of Highway Communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region

Egerson Daniel, Abasiekong Edet


In Nigeria, there have been phases of displacements from one region to the other. While displacements in majority of the regions seem obvious and have drawn interventions, the case of the Niger Delta region is quite recurrent.This study focused ondisplacements and the developments of highway communities in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.The descriptive design was employed in collection of data and the population was purposively selected (Those displaced and are living along the Tombia-Amassoma highway in Bayelsa State). Thirty in-depth interviews and three key informants’ interviews were carried out.The study revealed that the population was displaced by social factors within the region. It was also found that the population is not recognized as internally displacedand are such not provided for.  The study recommends that governmental intervention be made to ameliorate the condition of living in the area.

Keywords: Displacement, highway community, Niger Delta

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