Waste Management and Water Quality Issues in Coastal States of Nigeria: The Ogun State Experience
Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Place of Publication
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.
coastal zone, solid waste, effluent, water quality, ogun state
Solomon Isiorho (2011).
Waste Management and Water Quality Issues in Coastal States of Nigeria: The Ogun State Experience. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa.13 (6), 207-217. Clarion, Pennsylvania: Clarion University of Pennsylvania.