Tag Archives: Environmental sustainability

Environmental Sustainability in the Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Post-Colonial Era in Nigeria: The Key to Human Survival (Published)

The Pre-colonial Nigeria societies, colonial and the post-colonial era in Nigeria witnessed varying degrees of environmental degradations. Environmental pollutions were handled differently in these three eras and different results were realized in each of the eras in focus. The objectives of this paper will therefore be to identify the level of environmental hazards in each of the three eras in our focus and make useful recommendations, with emphasis on the role information played in the Pre-colonial societies, colonial societies and has been playing in the post-colonial era in Nigeria till date. This paper will approach the environmental sustainability by reference to statute books, Internet sources, judicial decision, Newspaper publications and text books. The findings in this paper are that the Nigeria pre- colonial societies and colonial societies had a safer and healthier environment than the post-colonial era till date.Despite legislations to regulate environmental hazards; no due emphasis has been placed on information. Mere legislations are not enough until the consciousness of the environment are embedded in the lives of the citizenry via adequate information channels. This paper will make recommendations toward creating the needed consciousness among the citizenry and makes suggestions to the relevant authorities with a view to creating a healthier Nigeria state.

Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Refuse Dumps, colonial Nigeria, post-colonial era, pre-colonial Nigeria

Sustainable Development Strides in Nigeria: An Analysis of Climate Change Awareness and Environmental Sustainability (Published)

The paper x-rayed the sustainable development strides in Nigeria: An analysis of climate change awareness and environmental sustainability. It started by looking at the sustainable goals as enshrined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and narrowed it down to environmental sustainability. Furthermore, the paper examined man’s destructive interference in the environment; delicate nature of weather and climate with a critical look at the ozone layer. Subsequently, the nature, causes and consequences of climate change were properly reviewed and man’s efforts to create its awareness and how to mitigate the challenges of the change. Finally, the paper stressed the need for environmental sustainability for the future generations through climate change education and the way forward.

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental sustainability, Nigeria, Sustainable Development, awareness

SANITARY INSPECTION, WATER AND SEDIMENT ANALYSIS OF ESTERO DE SAMPALOC- A MOVEMENT TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP (Published)

Sanitary inspection, water and sediment analysis are essential factors in characterizing the safety of water in recreational areas like esteros. This research has two (2) phases: assessment and implementation. In assessment, water and sediment sample was used to analyze the status of estero de Sampaloc. While in implementation, a careful undertaking by National Service and Training Program (NSTP) students of Far Eastern University in approaching the sanitary and waste management system was used to address the problem. It was found out by NSTP students thru observation and survey that the community near the estero don’t practice good sanitary and waste management. And also, the water and sediment quality did not passed both local and international standards as set by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) and the Ontario Ministry for the Environment (Canada). Overall assessment of estero de Sampaloc revealed that water quality was deteriorating due to unsanitary practices from nearby residents, business establishments and schools. A long term sustainable effort of the community near the estero is necessary to restore water quality.

Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Estero De Sampaloc, Stewardship., Water and Sediment Analysis, sanitary inspection.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA (Published)

This study advocates the role of the mass media in creating increase consciousness, awareness, education and knowledge about environmental issues, problems and challenges in Nigeria. It asserts that man is environment –dependent, as such, there is need for man to be environment conscious. It also advocates a more precise, organized, and purposeful Media approach in creating environmental consciousness in the minds of the populace for national development and sustainability.The quantitative data analysis was employed for this work. The raw data collected from respondents were presented and analyzed using simple percentages. Purposive random sampling technique was employed to select the 50 final students of Mass Communication department in Babcock University, irrespective of their genders and ethnic backgrounds, and 50 from School of Basic and Applied Sciences. The purposive in the sense that, they are knowledgeable and sound to respond to the questions properly and unbiased. Furthermore, the study also suggests multidimensional theoretical application such as: Two- step Theory, Development Media Theory and Agenda- Setting Theory of Mass Communication due to the devastating impacts of environmental pollutions in Nigeria. The study indicated that Mass Media are powerful organ, as such effective use of Mass Media can mitigate the environmental pollution in Nigeria. It concluded that the journalists should challenge the people to become engaged and take ownership of the environmental problems of the society. And, it proposes a guide-dog approach of journalism to environmental issues, problems and challenges for national development.

Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Mass Media, National Development, Nigeria

A STUDY ON HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF MONIYA COMMUNITY IN IBADAN, NIGERIA (Published)

This paper investigates the effect of urban lounge on housing and environmental quality of Moniya community in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria with a view to determine urban planning efforts at addressing the phenomenon. Using Systematic Random sampling technique, data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaires, observation and photo-snaps. Interviews were held to complement data from questionnaire survey while descriptive statistic methods were employed to resolve the objectives set for the study. Findings reveal the socio-economic characteristics of residents and its effects on physical environment of the area. It shows the level of congestion, poor state of roads and buildings, the inefficiency of infrastructure and public services and loss of available ones due to poor maintenance culture of residents. The paper recommends effective and timely regional planning through economic development and spatial integration as a way to decongest and achieve long-term environmental sustainability in the area. It advocates, essentially, for extensive urban renewal program through the provision of urban basic services in the area, which should be supported with improved sanitation strategies for sustainable management of the area

Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Housing Quality, Infrastructure, Moniya., Urban Sprawl

A STUDY ON HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF MONIYA COMMUNITY IN IBADAN, NIGERIA (Review Completed - Accepted)

This paper investigates the effect of urban lounge on housing and environmental quality of Moniya community in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria with a view to determine urban planning efforts at addressing the phenomenon. Using Systematic Random sampling technique, data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaires, observation and photo-snaps. Interviews were held to complement data from questionnaire survey while descriptive statistic methods were employed to resolve the objectives set for the study. Findings reveal the socio-economic characteristics of residents and its effects on physical environment of the area. It shows the level of congestion, poor state of roads and buildings, the inefficiency of infrastructure and public services and loss of available ones due to poor maintenance culture of residents. The paper recommends effective and timely regional planning through economic development and spatial integration as a way to decongest and achieve long-term environmental sustainability in the area. It advocates, essentially, for extensive urban renewal program through the provision of urban basic services in the area, which should be supported with improved sanitation strategies for sustainable management of the area.

Keywords: Environmental sustainability, Housing Quality, Infrastructure, Moniya., Urban Sprawl

TOWARDS ACHIEVING URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN LOKOJA METROPOLIS, KOGI STATE NIGERIA (Review Completed - Accepted)

The rapid increase in population, coupled with increase in the rate of urbanization, had lead to unplanned and uncontrolled expansion of Lokoja town. Consequently, this scenario has caused tremendous pressure on civic infrastructure systems, housing problems and unkempt environment among others. This study was carried out with the aid of field survey using structured questionnaire, building demographic and housing facility survey. Using random sampling technique, every 5th house in the five districts involved in the study was picked for interview, with focus on investigating building characteristics, condition of sanitary and infrastructural facilities. Findings revealed that the study area exhibit slum condition which has un-denied consequences on the socio-economic lifestyle, health of residents and the general outlook of the environment. On this basis, upgrading program through the provision Urban Basic Services (UBS) and improved sanitation strategies were recommended for sustainable management of the area. These include, among others, public enlightenment campaign, environmental education and reintroduction of effective sanitary inspection.

Keywords: Environmental sustainability, UBS, sanitary inspection., slum, uncontrolled expansion