Nige­ria gen­er­ates 24m tonnes of waste an­nu­ally – Ex­pert

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Nige­ria cur­rently gen­er­ates 24 mil­lion tonnes of waste an­nu­ally at refuse dump­sites across the coun­try, an en­vi­ron­men­tal ex­pert has said.

Dr Chuk­wukelo Chuk­wogo, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Boskel Nige­ria, made the claim in the of­fi­cial bul­letin of Univer­sity of Port Har­court (UNIPORT) yes­ter­day.

Chuk­wogo made the claim when he de­liv­ered a lec­ture in the univer­sity.

He said that the na­tion’s poor waste man­age­ment cul­ture had been hav­ing some ad­verse ef­fects on the en­vi­ron­ment, while ex­pos­ing the cit­i­zens to se­ri­ous health chal­lenges.

“In­dis­crim­i­nate dump­ing of waste in Nige­ria has in­creased the gen­er­a­tion of green­house gases, such as car­bon diox­ide, and this is partly caused by rapid ur­ban­i­sa­tion and poor waste man­age­ment in the coun­try. (NAN)

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