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Title: Environmental impact assessment follow-up : oil projects in Nigeria
Author: Tafida-Isa, M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 4720
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2019
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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was formally introduced in Nigeria through the promulgation of EIA Decree No. 86 of 1992. Since its inception, major emphasis has been on studying its pre-decision stage similar to most jurisdictions globally. This work focuses on the post-decision stage of EIA (EIA follow-up) and in doing so especially looks into the Nigerian oil sector. The research starts by developing a good practice criterion based on reviewing theory and practice of EIA follow-up, with a focus on oil producing countries. This is followed by a review of the current practice of EIA in Nigeria. The research adopts a mixed methodological approach. First the research employs a survey within the Nigerian oil sector. This helps in identifying challenges from the perspective of stakeholders. The findings identified diverse views among stakeholders with respect to project ownership. Secondly, inspired by the findings of the survey, semi-structured interviews were conducted involving 64 stakeholders. This is further complemented by case studies, which were conducted on EIA follow-up programs implemented by an indigenous oil company (PRIOC) and a multinational oil company (PRMOC). Based on the survey, semi-structured interviews and case study findings, EIA follow-up practice has been reviewed within the oil producing sector in Nigeria and accordingly recommendations have been provided to improve practice.
Supervisor: Jha-Thakur, Urmila ; Fischer, Thomas ; Hayes, Samuel Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral