Title

Waste Management and Water Quality Issues in Coastal States of Nigeria: The Ogun State Experience

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa

Volume

13

Issue

6

Inclusive pages

207-217

Publisher

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Place of Publication

Clarion, Pennsylvania

ISBN/ISSN

1520-5509

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Waste dumping and inadequate waste management efforts are having adverse impact on the environment and humans in Nigerian coastal cities. Nine of the 36 states in Nigeria border the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty-five percent of the Nigerian population is found in the coastal states. These states, with the exception of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo, are more prone to petrochemical waste arising from petroleum exploration. Filed investigations, surveys and literature searches were conducted in order to accomplish the task of this research. Field studies included testing for dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand, nitrates, phosphates, total solids and pH.

Keywords

coastal zone, solid waste, effluent, water quality, ogun state

Disciplines

Earth Sciences

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