The Niger Delta was once famed for its exports of top-quality Mangoes. From the early 1970s, however, Oil production began to take over. The former dominance of agriculture in the country’s economy began to decline. Chronic pollution from the Oil industry destroyed the Mango tree farm agriculture. There have been no Mango trees growing in the Niger Delta area for the last 30 years. Oil contamination from the pipelines severely impacted the quality of life of the villages.
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