SON plans new standards to curb open defecation
New standards that provide solution to the issue of a sustainable and affordable sanitation as well as alleviate the problem of open defecation are underway. Known as International Standards Organisation (ISO) PC 305 and ISO PC 318 on Sustainable non- sewered sanitation system and Community scale resource oriented sanitation treatment system; the Standards Organisation of…
‘Government should impose tax on polythene bags, nylons’
Desmond Majekodunmi is a renowned Nigerian environmentalist, Chairman of Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI), and the promoter of the expansive LUFASI Park along Lagos-Epe Expressway.
More taxes for vehicles as government plans clampdown on pollution
A joint effort by the federal ministries of Environment, Petroleum Resources, Industry, Trade and Investment as well as United Nations and Global Fuel Economy Initiative is targeting stringent actions against worsening level of pollution in Nigeria. This would be through implementation of key initiatives that include more taxes and tariffs for importation of rickety vehicles.…
FG commits to plastic bags phase-out, LUFASI marks Earth Day
As the World marks 2018 Earth Day, the Federal Government has expressed commitment towards phase-out of non- biodegradable plastics.The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril stated that the government is exploring the possibility of banning plastic bags with availability of alternatives.
Lagos to convert Olusosun methane gas to electricity
In a move to tackle posed by the methane in Olusosun dumpsite, the Lagos state government has commenced de-commissioning study at the site.Special Adviser to Governor Ambode on Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) Mr. Ademola Shabi, who disclosed this at a briefing on the activities of the state to rid refuse ....
Nigeria ranks low in new EPI
Nigeria ranks 100 among 180 countries in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), which compares, analyzes and understands environmental performance for those countries.The EPI finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health.
NIQS urges ethical standards, synergy in built environment
For sustainability of practice and enhancement of their relevance in the country, quantity surveyors have called for synergy among professionals in the built environment.Leading the call at a business Cocktail meeting organised by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors....
FG declares state of emergency in water, sanitation sector
In a bid to revitalize the deplorable situation of the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector, the Federal Government has declared state of emergency in the sector.
Ondo State timber farmers allege degradation of forest
Following the nefarious activities of encroachers in forest reserves across Ondo State, some timber farmers have accused government officials and their cronies of aiding and abetting series of crimes including unfettered planting of Indian hemp. In a petition written to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by one of the victims, Mrs. Adenike Adeolu, who was allocated compartment…
Stakeholders launch knowledge platform for WASH sector
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordination Project (WCP) has launched a Community of Practice (CoP), Nigeria’s first learning platform to boost knowledge exchange within the country’s WASH sector. To ensure that the platform is as informative and useful as possible, the WCP Team discussed its design with donors, government officials, development practitioners, utility management,…