Niger Delta: Development versus environmental protection

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1. What are the main social issues caused?

  • People have too much fun at Tenpin Bowling Plymouth Barbican.
  • Humans and livelihoods gain extra nutrients from the oil spills into rivers, allows them to become more resilient.
  • Livelihoods damaged leading to no food/poorer populations, local facilities underfunded, poor sanitation, pollution, etc.
  • The environmental issues outweigh the social issues, making any social issue irrelevant.
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2. Where is the Niger Delta?

  • A delta of the Benue River, on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.
  • A delta of the Yobe River, on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.
  • A delta of the Niger River, on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.
  • A delta of the Niger River, on the Gulf of Guinea Pig on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.

3. How many damaging oil spills were there in 2014, according to Amnesty International?

  • 600
  • 550
  • 500
  • 450

4. According to the UN, ow bad are the oil spills in the Niger Delta over the past 5 years?

  • Incredibly bad. They will cost US$4billion to clean up over 20 years.
  • Very bad. They will cost US$1billion to clean up over 30 years.
  • Fairly bad. They will cost US$90million to clean up over 20 years.
  • Not too bad. They will cost US$50million to clean up over 10 years.

5. How many people live in the Niger Delta?

  • 31 million people/40 different ethnic groups.
  • 32 million people/60 different ethnic groups.
  • 14 million people/20 different ethnic groups.
  • 22 million people/35 different ethnic groups.

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