The Impact of Oil Exploration On Community Development
The concept of community development is an old thing. In the past it was called rural development and the practice did not allow contributions from the rural people.
The issue of development especially, community development is indeed a crucial one in Nigeria. Thus communities all over the country are embarking on one type of self-help project or another with a view to providing socio-economic infrastructural facilities for the people.
Self-help development project through community programmes not only improve the standard of living of the people, but also helps to integrate the communities into the of the nation and permits the communities to contribute to national progress.
In fact, the efforts of the Onelga communities have greatly made life meaningful for the people as the integration of the oil prospecting companies has given a new lease of life to the people in the area. Their activities so far is amazing and actually instigated the interest to carry out this research work, which comprises of five chapters.