BEYOND AMNESTY: Citizens Report on State and Local Government Budget in the Niger Delta, 2009
In 2009, Nigeria experienced significant revenue losses due to decreased petroleum production caused by heightened violence and deteriorating social conditions in the Niger Delta. A military offensive against militants led to intensified attacks on petroleum infrastructure, reducing crude oil output to less than 1.7 million barrels per day from 2.6 million in 2005. This crisis severely impacted public finances. The federal government’s amnesty program for Niger Delta militants ultimately quelled attacks by the end of 2009, providing a measure of stability.
BEYOND AMNESTY is Social Action report on Budget of State in the Niger Delta under the auspice of the NIGER DELTA CITIZENS AND BUDGET PLATFORM (NDCBP)