American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Environmental Challenges in Nigeria: Typology, Spatial Distribution, Repercussions and Way Forward
IBIMILUA Foyeke Omoboye, IBIMILUA Adewale Festus

This study examines the types, spatial distribution, causes and consequences of environmental challenges in Nigeria. The article uses a conceptual perspective on environmental hazards and risks management to review and organize the largely descriptive empirical literature on prevention, reduction, management and mitigation of disasters. From this perspective, the study probed into the different environmental challenges that are facing each geo-political zone of the country. Furthermore, the paper provides the much needed information about the spatial distribution of environmental challenges in the country. In addition to this, the paper enumerates the causes and consequences of environmental challenges in Nigeria. To this end, the study advocates for the collaborative efforts of international organizations, government, non-governmental organizations, environmental managers, future leaders, planners, technologists and other decision makers in halting the frequency, magnitude and consequences of the environmental challenges.

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