A Proposal of Reforms for Effective Environmental Management in Nigeria

Ngozi F. Stewart


It cannot be overemphasized that the existing legal and institutional frameworks of environmental protection in Nigeria are bereft of effectiveness. This accentuated the assertion that it is not in the multiplicity of laws that the environment is protected; but in the quality of the laws through effective enforcement mechanisms. It is against this premise that this paper will address the existing loopholes (proposing general and particular approaches) in the current frameworks with a view to moving Nigeria towards achieving Sustainable Development.

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