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[Video] Ibim Seminatari: The Niger Delta as I knew it

The Niger Delta is the delta of the Niger River sitting directly on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.It is typically considered to be located within nine coastal southern Nigerian states.

The Niger Delta is a region very rich in oil a very densely populated region. Did you know that the area was the British Oil Rivers Protectorate from 1885 until 1893, when it was expanded and became the Niger Coast Protectorate? The delta is a petroleum-rich region and has been the center of international controversy over pollution.

A proud daughter of the Land, Mrs Ibim Seminatari an award-winning investigative journalist, editor and publisher who has worked for over 20 years with some local and International media, in this TedEx video, goes down memory lane about a region she grew up in and an environment that meant so much to her.

This former commissioner and former Acting DG of the NDDC talked about what needs to be done to restore the lost glory of the Niger Delta Region!

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