Examining the Environmental Laws in Africa: Nigeria as a Case Study
28. November 2018 at 09:00
by Tochukwu Benedict Ezeifekwuaba
Environmental Degradation has consistently resulted to undesired obstacles for economic and health development in Nigeria. Some of these challenges entail pollution, deforestation, improper pesticides and Global Warming. Despite the Environmental laws aimed at minimizing these challenges, the condition in Nigeria tends to degenerate as a result of the fact that these laws are not enforced effectively.The purpose of a good and conducive environment cannot be given too much attention and importance. Environmental Laws occurs so as to reduce the threatening environmental challenges which occur from human exercises in the search for economic development and growth. The essence for environmental laws and regulations emanates from the fact that it brings about enhanced health and ensures favorable living conditions.
Although, the significant environmental challenges in Nigeria which entail deforestation, oil spillage, ozone layer depletion, associated soil zones, acid deposition, desertification, pollution, global warming among others occurs as a result of the poor enforcement of environmental laws. This unyielding desired results or incompetence is as result of some obstacles of enforcement which varies from conflicts role in corruption...