Oil Spillage, Plastics Devastating Environment – Don Warns


By Thompson Yamput

A University Don, Prof. Benjamin Dauda, has warned against the devastating effects of oil spillage and plastics on the environment in Nigeria.

Dauda, who is the Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Head of Department (HOD), Department of Industrial Chemistry, Federal University Lokoja (FUL), gave the warning at the institution’s 15th Inaugural Lecture held at the Andakolo Auditorium, Lokoja, on Thursday.

In his lecture, titled: “Polymer: Material Driving Technological Advancement”, said no doubt the oil sector provide 95 per cent of Nigeria’s foreign exchange and 80 per cent of budgetary revenue, but the devastating effects of oil spillage demand urgent steps by government.

He disclosed that 16, 476 spills occurred with three million barrels spilled into the environment of oil producing states thereby putting human and aquatic lives in jeopardy.

“The oil spills occasioned by crude oil theft, illegal refining, sabotage of oil facilities, and erosion of…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria