Mobil In Nigeria Partner In Oppression

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
January 1997
2 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Nigeria
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The report says Mobil Oil Corporation is the second largest producer of crude oil in Nigeria, trailing only the Shell Oil Company as a dominant force in the Nigerian economy; and that Mobil is a strategically important business partner with the military government through its joint ventures with the state oil company. The report says in recent months the Shell Oil Company has been rocked by revelations that it arms and pays the salaries of Nigerian army and police forces sent to crush peaceful opposition to Shell's environmental destruction. The report says in June 1993 the Nigerian military annulled free and fair Presidential elections intended to restore elected civilian government; that a few months later the current Nigerian dictator, General Sani Abacha, seized power and launched a bloody crackdown on the Nigerian democracy movement; and that in July 1994 Nigerian oil workers responded to the arrest of the winner of the 1993 vote, Moshood Abiola, with an heroic 12 week strike for democracy. The report discusses the oil company Chevron and oil workers union leader Milton Dabibi. • Financing the Dictatorship • Ties To The Security Forces • Undermining The Democracy Movement • A Killing Silence On Human Rights Abuses • Corporate Social Responsibility • Lobbying For Abacha
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections