CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS: LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES
Bukola A. Odulaja, Chibuike Daraojimba, Moses Ikechukwu Obinyeluaku, Tobechukwu Eleogu, Henry Onyeka Daraojimba
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This comprehensive review aims to elucidate the multifaceted dimensions of sustainability in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, focusing on the historical context, environmental and social risks, economic impacts, and the pivotal role of leadership in fostering sustainability. A rigorous literature search strategy was employed, incorporating stringent study selection criteria and detailed data analysis techniques to synthesize relevant information from peer-reviewed articles, case studies, and reports. The results reveal significant environmental degradation, social unrest, and economic instability stemming from unsustainable practices within the sector. The review identifies several leadership strategies pivotal in promoting sustainability, including policy implementation, stakeholder engagement, technological innovations, and the cultivation of a sustainability-oriented organizational culture. The conclusion underscores the imperative for transformative leadership to navigate the complexities of sustainability challenges effectively and drive the sector towards sustainable development. Recommendations for enhanced sustainability practices encompass legal reforms, organizational culture transformation, stakeholder collaboration, and the adoption of advanced technologies. The implementation of these recommendations is crucial for achieving environmental conservation, social equity, and economic resilience in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. This synthesis of findings is instrumental in informing future research, policy formulation, and practical interventions to enhance sustainability in the sector.
Sustainability, Oil and Gas Sector, Leadership, Environmental Conservation, Economic Resilience, Stakeholder Collaboration