Crude Oil Pipeline Vandalism And Human Security In Rivers State: A Study Of The Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited Pipeline, 2011-2021

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Wilcox, Gracethy Tamunoiyowunam , Dr. Egobueze, Anthony , Dr. Ogele, Eziho Promise


This study investigated the impact of crude oil pipeline vandalism on human security in Rivers State with focus on oil pipelines of Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited from 2011-2021. The study adopted triangulation methods of data collection and analysis. The Frustration-Aggression Theory by John Dollard was adopted as the theoretical framework. Findings revealed among others that low revenue to government and the company, price hike, constant power failure, tendency to make money, government corruption, low productivity and weak administration were significant nexus between crude oil pipeline vandalism and human security in Rivers State. Based on the findings, the study among others recommended that the company should collaborate with the government security agencies to recruit and train local security to install camera chips on pipelines while they are buried deeper underground for easy monitoring. Also, the state should allow communities to establish local board to manage the 13% derivation to reduce poverty rate to enable them have a sense of inclusiveness.

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