Article : Stakeholders Perspectives And Capacity Building For Sustainable Ecology In The Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria

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Stakeholders Perspectives And Capacity Building For Sustainable Ecology In The Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria

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Otu Ekpenyong, Mina Ogbanga

 This paper examines the environmental sustainability challenges of the oil rich Niger Delta region and the need for the utilization of the capacity building approach as a veritable tool for sustainable ecological management.It is established that the environmental degradation crises in the Niger Delta is closely tied to the oil industry and its operations. Oil spillages,  gas flaring and other issues associated with oil exploration and exploitation largely destroys not only the ecosystems of the Niger Delta, but also the socio-economic and natural life support systems of the people. Source of livelihood are being destroyed, people are being alienated from their farm lands, water bodies, religious/traditional artifacts and value systems. Hence their capacity for growth and development is being delimited. Human capacity building hence becomes an integral and inevitable aspect of sustainable ecological building process. The paper proffers recommendations on sustainable approaches in managing and understanding stakeholder perspectives and capacity building for sustainable ecological management  

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