The Human Rights Impact of Local Government Corruption and Mismanagement in Rivers State, Nigeria

The report details the misuse of oil revenues by local officials in Nigeria and the harmful effects on primary education and basic health care. Based on interviews with government and donors, civil servants, health care workers, teachers, civil society, and local residents the report also offers specific recommendations to these groups. Human Rights Watch used case studies from the country’s top oil-producing state to show how millions of petrodollars have either been misused or stolen by public officials in Africa’s biggest oil producer.