This project was prepared and structured to evaluate resource control agitation in Nigeria, causes and implications with particular emphasis on River State government. The project is arranged in such a way that one chapter naturally leads to the other. It was organized in five chapters, chapter one started with the introduction of resources control in Nigeria which is narrowed down to its causes and implication. These chapter also emphasizes the objective of the study, significance of study, scope of study and definition of terms, chapter two deals with the review of related literature, all of which are discussed in details. Chapter three dealt with research methodology, ways on which data was designed, collected and sampled. Chapter four dealt with presentation and its analysis and research findings. It must be noted that information contained in this project was raised from the internet, chapter five dealt with findings, conclusion and recommendations as well as references and appendices.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title page- - - - - - - - - i
Certification page - - - - - - - - ii
Dedication - - - - - - - - - iii
Acknowledgement - - - - - - - - iv
Abstract- - - - - - - - - - v
Table of content- - - - - - - - vi
1.0 Introduction- - - - - - - - 1-2
1.1 Background of the study - - - - - 2-3
1.2 Statement of problem- - - - - - 3
1.3 Objective o the study- - - - - - 4
1.4 Research Questions- - - - - - 4
1.5 Significance of the study- - - - - - 5
1.6 Scope of the study - - - - - - 6
1.7 Limitation of the study- - - - - - 6
1.8 Definition of terms- - - - - - - 7-8
2.0 Literature Review- - - - - - - 9
2.1 Introduction- - - - - - - - 9-10
2.2 Struggle and Causes of resources control - - 10-12
2.3 Notorious Derivative principle- - - - 12
2.4 Citizens forum for constitution reform and resource control - - - - - - - - - - 13-14
2.5 Implication of resource control- - - - 15
2.6 The Niger-Delta challenge- - - - - 16-17
References - - - - - - - 18
3.0 Research design and methodology- - - - 19
3.1 Introduction- - - - - - - - 19
3.2 Research design- - - - - - - 19
3.3 Sources/methods of data collection- - - 20
3.4 Population and sample size- - - - - 21
3.5 Sample techniques - - - - - - 22
3.6 Methods of data analysis - - - - - 23
4.0 Presentation and analysis of data- - - - 24
4.1 Introduction- - - - - - - - 24
4.2 Presentation of data- - - - - - 24-32
4.3 Analysis of data- - - - - - - 32-34
4.4 Interpretation of result (s) - - - - - 34
5.0 Summary, conclusion and recommendations- - 35
5.1 introduction - - - - - - - 35
5.2 Summary of findings- - - - - - 36
5.3 conclusion - - - - - - - 36-38
5.4 Recommendations- - - - - - - 38-39
Reference - - - - - - - - - 40-41
Questionnaire - - - - - - - - 43
Nigeria is blessed with numerous national endowments which gives her a lot revenue in return. This in return prompted the people especially those in power to manipulate the economy of the nation and this act gave rise to selfish political consciousness to almost every Nigeria. This feelings in particular gave rise to resource control agitation in Nigeria and invariably Nigeria have suffered a lot of set back both in socio, economic and culture development due to this agitation to control the resources of the country.
This struggle, according to recent research, shows that it started during the slave trade era in the 16th century. The fact is that, there is no region in our country that is not naturally blessed but the ability and capability of the Nigeria government to control it effectively turns out to be a problem. It is obvious that some states in the country are not aware of the mineral resources available to them.
However, the essence of this study is to ascertain the causes and implications of resources control in our country. This constitute the following: Underdevelopment, jealousy and greediness.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Nigeria is immensely a mineral rich country with every state literally endowed. This seemingly innocuous question begs for an answer in Nigeria because not since the European discovered the wealth. Africa has such agreed driven wickedness been witnessed as been visited by the people of the Niger Delta of Nigeria because of the discovery of crude oil on their land and waters. Why these clamous focus on a single resources is it because neither the government nor the people know that there are resources in every nook and cranny of the country, which if properly exploited are capable of generating as much kerosene as crude oil.
Going by facts, it is not adequately blessed, for the continuous existence of the country as we know it now. The government had better retrace their steps and beg to execute true justice in the land. Justice for the people includes aggressive development moribund, agrarian and tourism economics together with optimal mining and management of mineral resources. These can climate in ordinance fixation on the Niger-Delta crude oil.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
There are reports about misappropriation of resource fund(crude oil) derived from Niger-Delta region. Also there exist minimal exploitation and management on solid minerals resources alongside the neglect of other economic sectors. For examples agriculture and tourism has remained a recarrying boomer against Nigeria since independence, since Federal Government focus on resources of Niger-Delta region has intensified, resulting in several disadvantages that manifest in various forms of ecological devastation, inequalities, injustice, human right abuse and conflicts.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objective of this study is to find out
(a) If different states in the country Nigeria are aware of the mineral resources available to them.
(b) If there is law that give the Federal Government absolute rights over mineral resources in Nigeria
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTION
This research in the resource control agitation in Nigeria as regards to its causes and implication with particular reference of River State has raised some questions among experts and professionals, which the study has attempted to address. The research question consist of the following
a. If resource control is achieved, do you think it will lead to economic development in Nigeria?
b. If resource control is ascertained, do you think it will stop ethic crises?
c. Do resources control agitation exist in Nigeria?
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The essence of this study is to ascertain and identify the causes and effects of resources control clamour.