Widened Gap between Militancy and Industrialisation in the Agitations for the Development of the Niger Delta Region

  • Iyabrade Ikporukpo, PhD Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
  • Samuel B. Kalagbor, PhD Department of Public Administration Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Abstract

The researchers examined the nexus between the Niger Delta region’s underdevelopment and the emergence of various armed groups in the area. The researchers relied on the library research method for data collection. The researchers argued that the interventionist measures of the government for the development of the region have not been successful because there are unethical and corrupt practices that are bottleneck (widened gaps) in the government development efforts. The researchers concluded that the development of the Niger Delta will remain a mirage if the widened gaps are not narrowed. Consequently, the researchers recommended an overhauling of the activities and operations of the region’s development agencies.

Author Biography

Iyabrade Ikporukpo, PhD, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

 

Published
2022-09-05
How to Cite
IKPORUKPO, PHD, Iyabrade; KALAGBOR, PHD, Samuel B.. Widened Gap between Militancy and Industrialisation in the Agitations for the Development of the Niger Delta Region. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 126-136, sep. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/853>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.