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Environmental Pollution and Sustainable Development in Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Public Administration, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • 2Department of Industrial Chemistry, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 53-62, May,22 (2016)


Environmental pollution and its consequences on the Nigerian society are of great concern and cannot be overlooked. This work is aimed at looking critically on environmental pollution, causes, effects and sustainable development in Nigeria. While pursuing a better life, man has continued to pollute the environment through agricultural and industrial activities, generate noise, population increase, urbanization, deforestation, bush burning and so on. Through these activities; man has directly and indirectly created problems which have caused environmental degradation and several other hazardous effects such as widespread of diseases, reduction and destruction of natural habitats, and has led to low socio-economic development of Nigeria as a nation. The paper recommends that the issue of environment and sustainable development should be everybody’s concern, individuals, cooperate bodies must develop interest and do more to safeguard our environment so as to leave behind a better future for posterity to inherit.


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