Olalekan Bello

  • Researcher and Visting Lecturer - School of Law, University of Westminster, London

Research interests

In my doctoral research, my focus was on Environmental law and theory.

Through my thesis, The Dynamics of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry’s Environmental Regulation: Revealing/Storying Neglected Voices and Excluded Lives of Environmental Encounters and Affects, I used the autoethnography narrative/analytical approach to seek a different way of narrating and dealing with the decades-long cataclysmic effects of oil and gas exploration on the people, environment, and ecosystem. 

I seek a process of transcendent justice that will achieve relational and social interaction mechanisms among all stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to minimise and manage environmental incidents that may imply degradation and severe damage to the ecosystem, the socio-economic linkages to the environment, and human health and life.