Economic Injustice in Nigeria (Acts 2:44-45): The Niger Delta Experience

Patrck O. Abu, Bernard O. Itebiye


Crude oil exploration and production is a blessing to the region where it is being carried out in developed nations but in the case of the Niger Delta of Nigeria it is like a curse.  Using the economic liberation theology model as a method, this paper aimed at examining the situation of economic injustice in the Niger Delta of Nigeria in the light of Acts 2:44-45; 6:1. It also aimed at proffering some kind of solution to the problem by arousing the interest of and challenging the Nigerian church and state leaders to re-examine the issue of the Niger Delta region. The paper showed that the economic injustice being perpetrated against the region is the neglect of the region by the Federal Government and the Multinationals operating in the region. The work also showed that commissions and ministry such as the Niger Delta Development Commission and Federal Ministry of Niger Delta were set as a way to remedy the problem but monies being appropriated and released by the Federal Government not withstanding the fact that some monies go into private pockets does not commensurate with developmental needs of the region. The work was concluded on the presupposition that infrastructural and environmental development can tantamount to economic liberation for the region.


Economic injustice; Nigeria; Acts 2:44-45; Niger Delta

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