Past eventResearch Event

Oil, Politics and Governance Challenges in Nigeria

30 October 2008 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


Alex Gillies, University of Cambridge

Professor Richard Joseph, Northwestern University



Alex Gillies has recently completed field research in Nigeria on oil sector reform. In this meeting she will discuss some of the efforts being made to improve how the sector operates, the usage of oil revenues, and the political/systemic obstacles in the sector. The Niger Delta situation will be discussed as one of the serious implications of a highly uneven reform record. Professor Richard Joseph will take a broader view on the governance challenges facing the country, drawing illustrations from the past as well as current circumstances.