Nigeria generates 24m tonnes of waste annually – Expert
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)