God has nothing to do with waste or pollution and the adverse effects on our health, economy and ecosystem.
In this regard, God can neither "provide" or "save" us. We must take responsibility and act NOW, not tomorrow. Only US can save US.

The Waste, Pollution & Sustainability Challenges - Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, and it also happens to be one of the most polluted countries in the world. However, very little attention is given to pollution, yet it remains one of the most damaging effects on health, finances and the environment. Now more than ever, there’s a need to focus on mitigating the high and skyrocketing levels of waste and pollution in Nigeria, and other ECOWAS countries.

Air Pollution

Every industry sector, as we currently have it in Nigeria and West Africa, contributes in some capacity to pollution, which culminates to some degree in air, water, and soil pollution, among others types of pollution. In Nigeria, air pollution is evident and arises from various root causes such as traffic jams, old vehicles, increasing use of generators for electricity, use of solid fuels for cooking, gas flaring, burning of plastic, wood, and rubber that releases carcinogens into the atmosphere.

Water Pollution

Water pollution arises from contamination from various sources such as, plastic (i.e. from “Pure Water” and plastic bottles and bags); run-off from farming and fertilizers (insecticides and pesticides); environmental degradation from industrial and chemical waste from factories; natural disasters such as flash floods which intermixes waste pollution (open sewage system); poor waste recycling and management; and oil pollution. This also exacerbates biological contaminations such as bacteria growth.

Soil Pollution

Soil pollution arises from a variety of manmade causes from chemical and power plants, manufacturing industries, illegal dumping of waste, and acid rain, to name a few. The contributing industries to pollution span the entire economic system and include (but not limited to) Power Generation companies, Manufacturing, Construction, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agribusiness and Oil and Gas.

Health Problems Associated with Air Pollution

human-lungs

36%

of lung cancer deaths​

35%

of COPD (pulmonary disease) deaths

34%

of stroke deaths

27%

of heart disease deaths

Health Problems Associated with Water Pollution

Cancer

Cholera

Salmonella

Endangerment of Aquaculture

Health Problems Associated with Soil Pollution

Radioactive Pollutants = Cancer

Food Insecurity

Kidney & Liver Damage

Environmental Degradation

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