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The Niger Delta is dying. Oil exploration and production activities in the Niger Delta region have caused severe environmental destruction and climate change in its communities therefore leading to huge destruction of farmlands, wild and marine lives. This has not been without dire social consequences on local communities of the Niger Delta which are doubly impoverished with attendant increase in abuse occasioned by struggle for survival. This paper would interrogates issues of interest in the concrete experiences of Niger Delta communities in Nigeria in relation to environmental change. It highlights the transition of the delta to its present state and explores the social consequences of this downturn in delta communities. It argues that while the destruction of traditional means of livelihood has forced Niger Delta peoples into an environment-related poverty, deteriorating living conditions, and massive underdevelopment, environmental change in the area has led to new patterns of adaptation and survival. Both primary and secondary sources would be used for the purposes of the study.
I realize that the opportunity for me to help communities socially and environmentally is available to me through PhD academic programme. Currently, I am writing my research on social impact of oil exploration and production on oil pruducing region of Nigeria , including providing sustainable solution. This emphasis is interdisciplinary and requires in-depth knowledge not only in environmental science but also in economics, policy, and geography. After my undergraduate career, I hope to get my I hope to achieve my Phd Qualification and become environmental scientist who is able contribute to resolving enivironmental issues and problem globally.