International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Net and the Integration of the South-South Niger Delta Micro-Minorities in Nigeria’s Democratic Government
Dr. C.N Odock; Egbe, Olawari D.J

The paper seeks to explore the future of the South-South Niger Delta Micro-Minorities in a democratic order. Based on the observation that the current problems of ethnic minority and religious conflicts are not peculiar to Nigeria, but appear to be universal in character, the paper asserts that in the light of current knowledge and practice, two of the traditional means of dealing with ethnic minority problems have become untenable-that is assimilation and secession. This leaves the minorities with absolutely one alternative: the option of democratic integration into the national political process. One key obstacle to democratic participation and the peaceful resolution of conflicts is the existence of a local net that prevents economic resources from getting to the people. The fundamental objective of political participation in a democratic dispensation will be to destroy this NET in the interest of the people.

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