Human Development Report

Niger Delta Human Development Report


"The Niger Delta is a region suffering from administrative neglect, crumbling social infrastructure and services, high unemployment, social deprivation, abject poverty, filth and squalor, and endemic conflict," says the report.

According to the Niger Delta Human Development Report, the prevailing situation not only explains the increasing waves of restiveness in the region, it also presages a grim future for the region and the country. “For most people of the delta, progress and hope, much less prosperity, remain out of reach,” the report states. “If unaddressed, these do not bode well for the future of Nigeria or an oil hungry world.”