An evaluation of the regulatory framework for environmental management in the Nigerian petroleum industry
Authors Opeyemi Omotuyi and Ada Ordor
Affiliations: LLM University of Cape Town. Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria; Associate Professor, Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town
Source: Journal of Comparative Law in Africa, Volume 6 Issue 2, p. 32 – 55
Environmental management is crucial to the sustainability of any industry and, in particular, the petroleum industry which carries out activities that degrade the environment. In Nigeria where the economy is heavily dependent on crude oil, the subject of environmental management is even more pertinent. This paper evaluates the framework for environmental management in the Nigerian petroleum industry in light of internationally acceptable standards of corporate environmental management. In so doing, the paper makes relevant recommendations in line with international and industry-related best practices and guidelines.