Vandalization of Oil Pipelines in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria and Poverty: An Overview

Oteh, Chukwuemeka Okpo, Eze R. C.


The paper highlights pipeline vandalization and how it affects the oil communities in the Niger Delta, her food production and most importantly is the environmental effects of oil exploration in terms of the socio economy of the people, this paper focuses on how vandalization of pipeline as a manifestation of poverty in the Niger Delta. The act of destroying or bursting of oil pipelines in Niger Delta region is as a result of underdevelopment and fatal negligence of the well fare of the people by the federal and state government, oil pollution which occurs in the form of water contamination through oil spillage which results in very low fish catch, considering that this region has lost her farmland because of environmental; degradation through oil exploration, and oil exploitation. As a result of the complete neglect of these communities, poverty has become endemic in the Niger-Delta and its manifestation is in the incessant vandalization of oil pipelines, the various fire incidence that occurred at Jesse, 1998, Ovirri court 2000, others and their aftermath. Lastly, there is an attempt by this paper to state the federal government palliative programmes like OMPADEC and most recently, the Niger Delta Development commission (NDDC).

Key words: Vandalization; Oil pipeline; Poverty; Niger Delta


Vandalization; Oil pipeline; Poverty; Niger Delta

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c)

Share us to:   


  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.

We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:;;

 Articles published in Studies in Sociology of Science are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).


Address: 9375 Rue de Roissy Brossard, Québec, J4X 3A1, Canada

Telephone: 1-514-558 6138
Website: Http://; Http://

Copyright © 2010 Canadian Research & Development Centre of Sciences and Cultures