Waste management policy and Implementation in Nigeria
MKC Sridhar, Jegede A Oluborode, Uwadiegwu Zacchaeus
This paper examined the waste management policies, laws and regulations in Nigeria from colonial era till date against the background of current deplorable environmental sanitation scenario in the urban cities with a view to addressing the challenges. The problems of lack of awareness and knowledge of policy makers and the judiciary in environmental pollution, sanitation and waste management, non -domestication of most of the line Ministries and Agencies, as well as role conflict amongst the stakeholders involved in environmental protection and waste management were identified as the major challenges. Thus, the harmonization of existing environmental laws, review of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and training of judiciary officers to increase their knowledge of waste management, pollution and the public health implications are recommended.