Nigerian way of life under threat from pollution
30 May 2013 Last updated at 07:24 BST
Oil pollution is a continuing problem in the Niger Delta, with thousands of oil spills polluting farmland as well as lakes and rivers.
The damage to natural resources has forced many communities to relocate, in order to find the means to make a living.
But what was life like before the multi-national oil companies moved in?
Nigeria correspondent Will Ross reports from the Niger Delta.