Nigeria to halve air pollution by 2020
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S Minister of Environment, Laurentia Mallam, has promised to improve environmental health in the country by 50 percent by 2020.
“Nigerian citizens deserve air that is clean, water that is drinkable, and land that is safe from contamination,” she said.
Mallam was addressing environmental enthusiasts online.
The address came after government officials from Egypt, Germany, Nigeria and Norway joined top musicians from around the world to commit to improving people’s health by ending pollution.
Pollution contributes to the preventable deaths of an estimated 9 million people each year—most of them in developing countries.
An estimated 7 million people were killed by diseases related to indoor and outdoor air pollution alone in 2012 according to the World Health Organization.
Lagos is one of Africa’s largest cities and is said to suffer serious air quality health effects.
– CAJ News
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