By: Kazeem Biriowo
Stakeholders in the environment sector on Tuesday, met on ways to drastically reduce the increasing pollution of the environment.
They decried the incessant release of chemicals into the environment, thus causing harm to living organisms.
Speaking at the meeting which held in Kaduna, the Director, African Climate Reporters, Nurudeen Bello, called for collective action to save humans, aquatic animals and other living organisms against the threat of air and water pollution.
He noted that climate change is a global burden which needed to be addressed in order to save mankind from the increasing threats of high temperature, emerging diseases, and other ecological challenges.
Bello further stated that the amount of waste in Nigeria has become alarming, hence the need for both the federal and state governments to support recycling companies with innovative technology to combat the threat.
“Problems of waste management in Nigeria need to be attended to in order to create favorable and safe living conditions for the citizens of the country,” he said.
He also noted that desertification, deforestation, soil erosion and gully erosion were on the increase in northern Nigeria due to high demand for firewood, charcoal business and the extraction of rocks and stones for building construction.