On June 23, 2022, frontline civil society organizations, socio-cultural groups, academics, traditional rulers and individuals drawn from the Niger Delta states of Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers gathered at the city of Uyo in Akwa Ibom state to discuss the socio ecological issues that currently confront the region and its people. The Niger Delta Alternatives Convergence interrogated the current realities and impacts facing the region from impacts of oil extraction on the people and environment, the moves by oil companies to sell off their assets and leave the region, the emerging threats of climate change, the Petroleum Industry Acts and its failures in addressing community issues, the failure of benefits transfer structures like the Niger Delta Development Commission and the 13% derivation, etc. The Convergence adopted a Niger Delta Manifesto for Socio Ecological Justice aimed at addressing the threats facing the region.

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