Appraisal of Chevron Nigeria Limited and Host-Communities Relations in Warri South West LGA, Delta, Nigeria, 1997 – 2013

Authors

  • Nwachukwu J. Obiakor, PhD
  • Usiemure O. Christopher

Abstract

The study examines the nature of relations between Chevron Nigeria Limited and its host communities in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The nature of relations between multinational oil companies, which are the main actors in the Nigerian oil industry, and their host-communities is crucial to the socio-economic well-being of Nigeria. Petroleum schools, geology and others supported by associations such as the SPE, AAPG et al are in part responsible for the boom in technical studies related to petroleum. It is necessary to also encourage the development of technical studies related more to the social sciences, respecting each one of the actors involved. The study employs the qualitative research methodology. It is presented using the thematic and chronological tools of historical analysis. Data and information are gathered from both primary and secondary sources to analyse the subject matter. Findings indicate that, while there is evidence of community development efforts in the communities studied, the communities relations with Chevron Nigeria Limited was in large part conflictual. The study concludes that Chevron Nigeria Limited approached community relations in Warri South West LGA, Delta State using inappropriate strategies, which did not enable it meet the expectations of the people. It is recommended that it review its approach to host-communities relations. This should involve being more transparent and consulting the people for their needs before embarking on projects and programmes meant for them.

 

Author Biographies

Nwachukwu J. Obiakor, PhD

Department of History and International Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

 

Usiemure O. Christopher

Department of History and International Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Published

2021-05-24

How to Cite

Obiakor , N., & Usiemure, C. (2021). Appraisal of Chevron Nigeria Limited and Host-Communities Relations in Warri South West LGA, Delta, Nigeria, 1997 – 2013. International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research, 3(4), 335–353. Retrieved from https://theinterscholar.org/journals/index.php/isjassr/article/view/113

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