Gender Analysis of Oil and Gas Governance in Nigeria: Nigeria Natural Resources Charter Precepts V and VI
14 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2019
Date Written: DECEMBER 12, 2018
Based on the interaction with Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), this work was set to evaluate its Precepts 5 and 11, whose target was for government to manage local effects and ensure that the activities of the extractive industries bring development to the people; that accounts for why this research was aimed to evaluate those precepts as it concerns Ogoni women as the HYPREP is making concrete effort to clean Ogoni land of hydrocarbon. The feminist theory which is a strand of Marxist theory was used as it exposes the unequal relationship that exists in African communities where men and women interact. Probability sampling technique was used to select three hundred women and in-depth interview was conducted; this enabled us to find out that though the clean-up process has commenced in Ogoni, but the women who had a lot to do with land were neither consulted or involved in the process and this is a lot of disadvantage to the women. It was found out also that the women did not benefit directly from the extractive industries in the area; however, the activities of the latter had impoverished them as most of them are sent out of the land (their traditional means of livelihood) due to the impact of crude oil on their environment. Therefore, this paper concludes that for equity and fairness, that the women of the region should be consulted, as this will enable them to directly convey their challenges and stand to the authority that be. When this is done it will bring development directly to the people as a lot of women contribute to the production of food and also meet the human and people’s rights as stipulated by the United Nations.
Keywords: gender, women, analysis, oil and gas governance, extraction
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