Petrol Tanker Disaster, Pipeline Vandalization and Impacts on Regional Development in Nigeria

Omotoso Oluwatuyi, Omotoba Nathaniel Ileri


For many years, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC depots at different locations around the country have suffered severe product shortages due to the nefarious activities of the vandals, who destroy the pipelines feeding the facilities, however, frequent petrol tanker explosion in the recent times, has adversely affected the supply of the products. Apart from the loss of lives and property and its negative effects on ecosystem, the two activities have made the consumption of the products almost impossible. The study looks into petrol tanker disaster and pipeline vandalization and their impacts on regional development. It employs social learning theory as basis of its theoretical underpinnings. The study examines the causes and consequences of the activities and finds out that the activities have negative effects on development. It therefore recommends appropriate suggestions for its remedies. The study will be of great help to researchers and government agencies.
Key words: Tanker disaster; Pipeline vandalisation; Conceptualization and development


Tanker disaster; Pipeline vandalisation; Conceptualization and development

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