"The business of the oil curse: debunking the Niger Delta’s struggles" a discussion with Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos - Tuesday 12th of October
IFRA-Nigeria organised a talk with Prof. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, Senior Research Associate at IFRA-Nigeria, on the theme: “The Business of the Oil Curse: Debunking the Niger Delta’s Struggles”. The event took place on Tuesday 12th October at 4pm, in Drapers Hall in the Institute of African Studies.
Prof. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos presented the three main section of his forthcoming book, titled: “The Business of the Oil Curse: Debunking the Niger Delta’s Struggles”. The first section presents the history of the Niger Delta from Nigeria’s independence in 1960. The second section debunks the "oil curse" theory by giving a pluralistic explanation of the Niger Delta Crisis. He especially insisted on the pluralistic dimension of the three main actors intervening in the crisis, Oil Companies, Communities and State, which have not the same intersts within themselves. Part three argues that poor governance, the systematic misappropriation of oil revenues, the impunity enjoyed by criminals and the structural deficiencies of the state lie at the heart of the Niger Delta crisis.
Approximately 20 people attended the event.