TITLE

LIMITATIONS AND DRAWBACKS OF NIGERIA's ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW (1980 - 2010)

AUTHOR(S)
NDUONOFIT, Larry-love Effiong; NKPAH, Young Aakpege; EKPENYONG, Otu Anthony
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
International Journal of Innovative Environmental Studies Resear;Jan-Mar2015, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ever since the UN Stockholm conference on the environment in 1972, it took Nigeria about sixteen good years before a viable environmental protection law came upstream. Environmental laws in Nigeria where however given a boost by virtue of the Koko waste dump incidence, and since then, various laws have been enacted to protect the Nigeria environment. In spite of the existence of environmental protection laws in Nigeria, various environmental anomalies, hazardous to the health and well-being of the people and biodiversity have been on-going. The paper is a critical examination of the environmental protection laws in Nigeria. It situates the Niger Delta in this context and argues that environmental protection laws in Nigeria are ineffective because politics is at work, and issues about the environment have being politicized. It is strongly recommended here that the people and communities should demand for an EIA report before any project is carried out on their land. Also, the paper calls on the government to be responsible and accountable to the people by ensuring proper implementation of environmental laws in Nigeria.
ACCESSION #
111155096

 

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