Nigeria has a Nation diverse in tribe, religion and languages bound together through colonialism to modern day constitution hasn’t really fare well and more likely a paradox.

Has diverse the Nation of Nigeria is so is her environmental challenges. Across the North to South, West to East bless with various natural or mineral resources, comes with it various peculiarity of environmental pollution. Every state in Nigeria is endowed with natural resource and if not well harnessed and managed can amount to an environmental pollution.

For effective environmental protection in a country like Nigeria diverse in tribe, national resources, religion and languages so also should be it environmental laws, regulation and control, prevention, mitigation, etc. Practically, every states or region should develop her environmental laws, policies, strategies etc. according to her environmental need in line with changing times while the Federal government should ensure implementation, monitoring etc. of the state’s laws for the purpose and safety of all citizenry.

Periodically, CCAECI will be rating the environmental standard and compliance of companies or industries operating in each of the states to determine the following:

  • Environmental assessment
  • Staff safety
  • Compliance with environmental laws
  • Company manufacturing product

Below is our States by State environmental Assessment


Delta State

Major Challenges are

  • Oil pollution
  • Gas Flaring
  • Dredging
  • Domestic waste management
  • Flooding/poor drainage system and wildlife
  • The public health in the workplace
  • numbers of existing waste company
  • state dumping site

Possible Solution by CCAECI

  • Prevention
  • Mitigation
  • Waste management
  • Oil Clean up and liability


The public health in the workplace in Nigeria is as follows:

  • Factories Act Cap 126, LFN, 1990
  • The National Environmental (Effluent Limitation) Regulations, 1991
  • The National Environmental (Pollution Abatement in Industrial and Facilities Generating Waste) Regulations, 1991
  • National Environmental Protection (Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste) Regulations, 1991.

In line with the above Act, CCAECI will be reporting on industrial disaster everywhere and anywhere against workers and request victims to report because health and environment are intertwine and it’s important to protect the workers within the industries environment.

River State

Major Challenges are

  • Oil pollution (Ogoni land as our case study)
  • Gas flaring
  • Domestic waste management
  • The public health in the workplace
  • Numbers of existing waste company
  • State dumping site

Possible Solution by CCAECI

  • Prevention
  • Mitigation
  • Waste management
  • Oil Clean up and liability

How can we so soon forget Ken Saro Wiwa over the cry for environmental protection?

Ken Saro-Wiwa
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
Kenule “Ken” Beeson Saro Wiwa (10 October 1941 – 10 November 1995) was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goldman Environmental Prize. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate petroleum waste dumping. Initially as spokesperson, and then as president, of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Saro-Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by the operations of the multinational petroleum industry, especially the Royal Dutch Shell company. He was also an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government, which he viewed as reluctant to enforce environmental regulations on the foreign petroleum companies operating in the area.
At the peak of his non-violent campaign, he was tried by a special military tribunal for allegedly masterminding the gruesome murder of Ogoni chiefs at a pro-government meeting, and hanged in 1995 by the military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha. His execution provoked international outrage and resulted in Nigeria’s suspension from the Commonwealth of Nations for over three years.
Years after his death, these are still the present environmental condition of the Ogoni people.

Are this Environmental terrorist or talibans? Where profit supersede life, safety and health of the ordinary people. Send your views and comment

‘‘Hirsch W. Z. (1998) posited that, companies in unprincipled pursuit of profit can do great social harm. The environment suffers at the hands of companies which put production ahead of environmental protection’’

Aren’t environmental issues primarily about health? Detractors like to trivialize environmentalists as “tree huggers,” but the bottom line is that pollution makes us sick, right? Wouldn’t people care more if they had a better understanding of that?— Tim Douglas, Stowe, Vt.
This is evident that violation of laws or denial of Environmental rights for political ends is more peculiar to African and other third world countries. The only difference is that why the abuse and violation of the environment are gross in developing societies there are subtle ways by which developed nations dress up (compensate) or mitigate these denial where they cannot be avoided.