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Nigeria Water Crisis: A Function of Failed Governmental Planning and Policies

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Alayande, Abayomi Babatunde; Akinlolu-Raphael, Seyi Jemima
Journal: IGLUS Quarterly
Volume: 5
Page(s): 27-31
Date: 2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/10718
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Africa
Subject(s): water management
water pollution
Abstract: "Nigeria is fortunate to have an abundant supply of ground and surface water, and some coastal cities have access to abundant seawater, most people in the country lack access to safe drinking water. This problem is natural and anthropogenic in origin. The natural causes are mostly linked to climate changes and require global efforts. However, the anthropogenic causes are almost inherent in the lifestyle of the people, such as irresponsible disposal of domestic, municipal, and industrial waste in and around water bodies. This article is based on secondary information that focuses on some causes of water pollution in Nigeria and the health repercussions, and also suggests some possible strategies to combat the problem of poor quality water."

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