Case of Shell in Nigeria

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The English petroleum company Shell is exploiting the huge quantities of raw materials of Nigeria. They are extracting more precisely oil in the Bay of Benin. Such exploitation implies unfortunately damages to environment.

The local population got more and more angry seeing that a foreign company contaminates natures, taking advantages of Nigerian natural resources to make profits without developing the country.

That is why revolts and sabotages started.

So, as a response to this growing dissatisfaction of the local population, the company decided to invest $ 2 million (including one half financed by international aids), to improve the living conditions in the area where it exploits the oil.

Thus, we are going to see how could be use this money to develop the country and so to satisfy the population and to limit the risk of the activity of the extracting plants.

We are going to see various possibilities and then will decide which one is the best to invest in.

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This project has been launched to improve the living conditions in the area of Benin, where Esso exploits petroleum resources. This aims to integrate the company better in this country and in this area where it is seen as an invader that benefits unilaterally from its setting up in Nigeria.

Eliminate the bad Shell publicity from the medias

Frequency of the sabotages and other possible problems with population

The project will start in september 2005 and will finish in 2013

Account the amount of sabotages and of criticism in the news paper

Population will be satisfied with the action of Shell


The way we chose to reach this goal is to finance social projects led by the government in the area of Benin.

To raise the grade of Nigeria...