Greatness w is vain — Baba
dream. It was an ability I observed during my undergraduate studies; thanks to my course mates who helped me to discover it. I had a unique ability of explaining complex concepts in simple, understandable ways, and this was the pointer responsible for the decision to become an academic. It is a decision I have never regretted. The additional benefit of being a researcher alongside lecturing was another motivational factor for me, as my natural curiosity found fulfillment in scientific research.
Nigeria is the largest black nation on earth with an estimated population of approximately 195 million people. Our current growth rate stands at 2.57 per cent which is one of the highest in the world. Our skyrocketing population will not only cause a further strain on the shrinking economic opportunities in the country, but would also lead to the production of more waste, littering the environment. The use of landfills is our foremost waste disposal strategy; however, it’s been found to contaminate drinking groundwater. This implies that the more our waste increases, the higher the risk of groundwater contamination and waterborne diseases. Sadly, the government has no sustainable plans on how best to manage the devastating environmental problems ahead. A recent study in a UK university revealed that microplastic was found in all the