Health impact assessement of multinational corporations oil exploration in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria
European Journal of Scientific Research
Department of Sociology and Psychology, Delta State University, P.M.B. 1 Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
This study aimed at assessing the multinational oil corporations exploration activities impacting on health conditions of the peoples of the Niger Delta region in Nigeria. 435 respondents and 65 interviewees selected using the accidental sampling technique participated in this study. The structured questionnaire and an interview schedule was used to gather data which were analysed using simple percentages and the chi-square (X2) statistic. Results (X2 = (1) 3.87, P < .05; X2 (7) 361.46, P < .05) obtained shows that oil exploration activities impacted negatively on the health conditions of the inhabitants of these multinational oil companies host communities. Suggestions to reverse this corporate social irresponsibility were proffered. © EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2006.