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Type Journal Article - Journal of Human Ecology
Title An overview of urban poverty and environmental problems in Nigeria
Author(s)
Volume 31
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Page numbers 135-143
URL http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/JHE/JHE-31-0-000-10-Web/JHE-31-2-000-10-Abst-PDF/JHE-31-2-1​35-10-2000-Babanyara-Y-Y/JHE-31-2-135-10-2000-Babanyara-Y-Y-Tt.pdf
Abstract
This paper discusses the linkages between population growth and environmental problems in Nigeria.
Issues related to urban poverty, urbanization, deforestation, desertification, water pollution, solid waste management,
flooding, erosion, sanitation and health were also highlighted. The study relies mainly on secondary data relating to
urban poverty and environmental problems in Nigeria. Data were collected from both published and unpublished
sources. Non-statistical and statistical methods were applied in analysing poverty and environmental problems in
Nigeria. The paper also analyzes weaknesses affecting environmental management, such as inconsistencies of
government policies, neglect of indigenous knowledge, inappropriate technology, inadequate funding, and inadequate
awareness. The paper concluded by recommending a way forward

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