Nigeria: Petroleum, Pollution and Povery Full Report

30/06/2009 –  Oil has been extracted commercially in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, for half a century. The massive oil deposits have generated billions of dollars in revenues for the country yet the vast majority of people living in the oil producing areas live in poverty. Oil may have brought wealth to the few, but it has brought impoverishment, conflict, human rights abuses and despair to many.