Justice and Inclusive Governance in Nigeria: Rethinking the Niger Delta Problem

EGHWEREE, Ogheneruonah Charles, Prince Harrison EHIMIYEN


The Niger Delta issue besides attracting impressive attention continues to linger due to failure to find plausible explanation for issues of the region. The discourse woven around this issue leaves two clear lines of argument. One sees the region responsible for her development woes, the other hold the alleged flawed Nigerian federal system, responsible for the challenges of the region. This paper relied on triangulation of data to argue that the issue of the Niger Delta lingers because of injustice in the Nigerian governance. The paper concludes that inclusive governance capable of giving the troubled oil-bearing region needed sense of belonging, would be able to bring peace to the region. The paper found inverted justice system in resource politics in Nigeria responsible for the continued agitation of the Niger Delta region. It concludes that true federalism be adopted in Nigeria to birth healthy competition for development.

Keywords: Nigeria, Niger Delta, Oil Politics, Inclusion, Justice, Development.

DOI: 10.7176/DCS/12-7-03

Publication date:September 30th 2022

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ISSN (Paper)2224-607X ISSN (Online)2225-0565

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