Understanding differential effects of energy governance constraints in Nigeria: a transitional justice perspective

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Kaitah, A. and Frimpong, F. 2023. Understanding differential effects of energy governance constraints in Nigeria: a transitional justice perspective. Energy and Sustainability 2023: 10th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability. Lisbon, Portugal 02 - 04 Oct 2023 WIT Press.
AuthorsKaitah, A. and Frimpong, F.
TypeConference paper
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Sub-Saharan nations face a plethora of constraints in advancement of their economic development, a phenomenon particularly vivid in the extractive sector. A large chunk of the limitations – inherited and retained in the post-colonial era – adversely affect an effective and efficient governance of energy and natural resources. Drawing on the case study of Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producing nation, this paper looks as to how energy governance is constrained by the historical legacy of colonialism and post-colonialism? The paper argues that the colonial legacy has had a profound impact on the effectiveness of energy governance and its institutions in the post-colonial era, in particular those confined to oil and gas. Drawing on transnational justice and energy governance theories, the paper seeks to reconcile the demands of today – including the need for improved efficiency and skilled management as well as investment liberalization and resilience of the energy system – with the colonial and post-colonial legacies that are deeply rooted in the energy sector and beyond. Using a systematic literature review method, the paper outlines its content analysis and research findings in a form of a set of recommendations addressed at the country’s policymakers and decision makers calling for a greater accountability and consistency in Nigeria’s energy policy.

Year2023
ConferenceEnergy and Sustainability 2023: 10th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability
PublisherWIT Press
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Accepted11 Sep 2023
Deposited07 Nov 2023
JournalWIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Journal citation261, pp. 25-33
ISSN1743-3541
Book titleEnergy and Sustainability X
Book editorSyngellakis, S.
ISBN9781784664879
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-ecology-and-the-environment/261
Web address (URL)https://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-ecology-and-the-environment/261/38496
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