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By Clifford Ndujihe
TODAY is World Environment Day. Across the globe, governments, non-governmental organisations and environmental stakeholders will be locked in one activity or the other to address environmental issues hampering the well-being of mankind.
Nigeria is one of the countries facing huge environmental challenges. From Lagos to Sokoto, Akwa Ibom to Borno, Adamawa to Kwara, or Lagos to Akwa Ibom, the world’s largest black nation is contending with issues of air pollution arising from gas flaring, water and soil pollution from oil spills; and deforestation and desert encroachment.
There are also the issues of flooding arising from massive reclamation of wetlands; and waste disposal. Uncleared drains filled with heaps of plastic bottles are common sights in metropolis and urban areas like the state capitals.
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Source: Vanguard Newspaper