Benyin Adah Akande is a 27-year-old Nigerian woman who has a great passion for research and advocacy. She is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Uyo, Nigeria, where she teaches and researches on areas pertaining to her research interest. Specifically, her areas of research interest are policy and development studies, environmental studies, and peace and conflict studies. Akande has published academic articles in both local and international journals. Apart from research, she has great interests in interacting and making new friends across national boundaries.
The Niger Delta, being a host to the nation's wealth (oil), is a constant victim of exploitation and exploration to various companies both within and outside Nigeria. The constant exploitation of these natural resources has led to various forms of environmental hazards through the pollution of lands, seas, and air environment. The impacts of these hazards is graver as it has affected the food supply and food chain within the Niger Delta Region. Very little efforts are made by policy makers to salvage the situation. Even when policies are initiated, they encounter problems at the implementation stage. Based on this premise, the research seeks to identify reasons responsible for the inability of government to tackle the environmental hardships faced by the Niger Delta people. In order to ensure validity, the survey and action research design will be adopted to guide the study