Problem: Historical neglect of the Niger Delta region, which eventually led to serious restiveness in the region and the forceful shutdown of up to 40% of Nigeria’s oil production output.
- Establishment of NDDC
- Amnesty Programme for militants
- Establishment of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs
Main Achievements: The various reform efforts have brought peace to the region and are beginning to produce tangible benefits for the people of the Niger Delta. The NDDC is being restructured for greater effectiveness, there is ongoing massive infrastructural investment and various schemes to keep the youth gainfully engaged.
(a) inadequate funding;
(b) Insufficient coordination between the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and the NDDC;
(c) late release of funds for programmes; and
(d) environmental issues, including oil spillages and gas flaring.
Reference: Public Service Reforms in Nigeria (1999-2014) - A Comprehensive Review
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