NIGERIA AND THE CRISIS OF RESOURCE CONTROL IN THE NIGER-DELTA REGION
This paper interrogated Nigerian Government Allocation of Resources to the Niger-Delta Region and the crisis associated with deprivation in the process. The paper examined how Resource Control (Revenue Allocation) of Nigeria to the Niger-Delta Region ignites a pandemic crisis from the Region despite the Nigerian Government’s effort to stop them with its military apparatus; this was done using Relative Deprivation Theory. Data for the study were generated and analyzed using Documentary Instrument of data collection and Analytical Inductive Technique of data analysis respectively. In its findings, the paper revealed that, the people of the Niger-Delta Region feel deprived and maltreated as regards to Nigeria’s Resource Control (Revenue Allocation), and that is the reason behind the seemingly unquenchable crisis in the Region despite the government effort to stop them using majorly its military apparatus. The paper therefore, recommends that, in Resource Allocation to the Niger-Delta Region, Nigeria should adhere to Derivative Principle of Revenue Allocation.