The primary driver of conflict in the Niger Delta is the systematic failure of the Nigerian government to utilise the revenue generated through oil production for the good of the people.
The resultant poverty of the majority of the population is only dwarfed in seriousness by the excesses of the state elites. This disparity between the majority and minority is the direct result of endemic corruption, the 'chopping' of funds, that should have been used to benefit all.
Here we make available official budget documents in order that they can be scrutinised by the people who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of the funds.
Some good sources on budgets for the
Delta. Most States in the region do not publish their budgets. However, the Niger Budget is included. Delta State