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Environmental Degradation and Its Implication for Environmental Sustainability in the Niger Delta

Environmental Degradation and Its Implication for Environmental Sustainability in the Niger Delta
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Author(s): Umezurike J. Ezugwu (Nigeria Maritime University Okerenkoko, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 7
Source title: Handbook of Research on Connecting Philosophy, Media, and Development in Developing Countries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Desmond Onyemechi Okocha (Bingham University, Nigeria), Melchizedec J. Onobe (Bingham University, Nigeria) and Mirian Ngozi Alike (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4107-7.ch023

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Abstract

There is a high level of abasement and decadence in the ecological and biosphere of the Niger Delta, Nigeria, due to gas flaring and oil bunkering, often carried out by illegal bunkers around the region. This has resulted to pipeline damages, caused environmental pollution, and played down on the ethical and developmental strategies of the nation. This chapter maintains that these illegal and unethical activities often carried out by both indigenes and non-indigenes, on both government and multinational companies' investments, are the reasons for environmental degradation, debasement, and underdevelopment in the Niger Delta. It further points out the causes and effects of oil bunkering in the Niger Delta and shows the need for the application of environmental ethic, to bear on the discourse on environmental degradation. This will serve as a moral code to the actors and perpetrators of the said illegal bunkery businesses and secure and sustain environment for human beings, plants, and animals within and outside the region. This chapter used conversational method to drive home its points.

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