African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

Social conflict in the South-South Nigeria: Implications for foreign investment

  Emma E. O. Chukwuemeka*, Rosemary Anazodo and Hope Nzewi  
Department of Public Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 April 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2011



This paper investigated social conflict in the South-South region of Nigeria, and the challenges it posed to foreign investment in Nigeria. Non-parametric statistical and content analyses were essentially used as measuring tools. The results showed that dissatisfaction of the people of South-South especially the youths on the level of attention given to the development of their region and the damages to their ecology by oil spillage are the major causes of the alarming rate of youth restiveness. Surprisingly, the Niger Delta region constitutes about 80% to the revenue of Nigeria. It is against this backdrop that the paper suggests an immediate review of the current revenue sharing formula. The new formula should be made to address poverty, and neglect of the South-South region. Oil companies operating in the region should pay a greater percentage of their royalty directly to the host communities in the region.


Key words: Conflict, restiveness, foreign investment, revenue sharing formula.