Welcome to Ministry of Niger Delta Website - the most comprehensive online source of information on and around Niger Delta region. The Niger Delta, is a densely populated region once known as the Oil Rivers because it was a major producer of palm oil. This region is on the Atlantic coast of Nigeria where the Niger River divides into numerous tributaries. The region extends along the coast from Benin River on the west to the Imo River on the east. There are several linguistic and cultural groups namely the Ijaws, Edos, Urhobos, Itsekiris, Yorubas, Igbos, Efiks and Kalabaris.