The implications of sustainable development programs on environmental sustainability in Nigeria

Oluwole Olusegun Akiyode, Menwo Ukechi Wilson-Osigw, Ibrahim Raji

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Human security and sustainable development all over the world hinges on successful environmental sustainability. Nigeria was a signatory to Agenda 21 in 1992 and has been introducing policies in its systems which include laws that serve the three tier governments (Federal, States and Local Governments) in its bid to achieve environmental sustainability. These laws and policies serves as instruments for environmental protection, planning, prevention and pollution control. This study analyses the state of Nigeria environment before the inception of the Millennium Development Goal MDG 7 which was to ensure environmental sustainability and examines what happens after the programmes took off and ended. It examines sustainable practices in Nigeria that supports and encourages environmental sustainability. It identifies challenges to the achievement of environmental sustainability in the MDG 7 programmes. It also classifies the emerging environmental issues in the country. At the end, it advocates forward strategies in the achievement of environmental security in Nigeria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-81
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


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