Global Advanced Research Journal of History, Political Science and International Relations (GARJHPSIR) ISSN: 2315-506X
February 2013 Vol. 2(1), pp 001-005
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Review

The politics of oil and the Niger Delta regional development master plan: Its workability and the option of political goodwill

Paul Oghenero Okumagba1* and Onofere Princewill Okereka2

1Department of Sociology Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria.
2Department of Political Science Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail: ghene_okumagba@yahoo.com; GSM: +2348037645971

Accepted 03 September, 2012

Abstract

Apart from the execution of the Quick Impact Projects (QIP) to kick- start the efforts at ensuring sustainable Development in the Niger Delta Region, the Act establishing the NDDC, also mandated the Commission to evolve a comprehensive Regional Development Master Plan that will involve the contributions of all stakeholders. This will ensure their accepting responsibility in case of failure to meet sustainable development requirement by the year 2020. This paper is an ambitious attempt to ensure that this master plan umpired by NDDC does not fail, like many other development plans which did not achieve their goals. We have critically examined the inputs of the plan and arrived at some suggestions as to how it can be successfully implemented. Thus, the critical option of political goodwill with its actionable variants in advocacy for good governance, stakeholders synergy for implementation and a legal framework to guide the implementation of the plan.

Keywords:  Oil, Development, Master plan, Political Goodwill

 

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