OUTLINE
 What is sustainable development
 Facts about my city: Lagos, Nigeria
 How we live
 Areas of improvement
What is sustainable development?
Is this obtainable in my city; Lagos? - NO
Sustainable development is development that me...
FACTS ABOUT MY CITY: LAGOS, NIGERIA
 Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria.
 Research has shown that Lagos is the s...
HOW WE LIVE
Over population
Although Lagos state is the smallest state
in Nigeria, with an area of 356,861
hectares of whi...
Inadequate drainage
system/ flood
Most people in Lagos dump
refuse into drainages, which
sometimes do not get cleared as
o...
Air pollution
Without considering industrial
pollution, motor vehicle
emissions largely contribute to
air pollution. There...
Refuse disposal/waste
management
About 50% of Lagosians still use
inappropriate channels to dispose of
their waste materia...
Haphazard/ hazardous
electrical wiring system
Lagos being a commercial nerve
center utilizes huge amounts of
electricity. ...
Traffic:
An average worker gets stuck in
traffic for no less than 3 hours a
day. This is a direct cause of
overpopulation ...
•Tax havens should be created in other cities. This will encourage
business and commercial ventures to relocate, effective...
• The available refuse disposal trucks should be
increased to measure up with the population. Also,
Lagosians should be se...
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Sustainable development in lagos by Popoola A.A

  1. 1. OUTLINE  What is sustainable development  Facts about my city: Lagos, Nigeria  How we live  Areas of improvement
  2. 2. What is sustainable development? Is this obtainable in my city; Lagos? - NO Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?
  3. 3. FACTS ABOUT MY CITY: LAGOS, NIGERIA  Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria.  Research has shown that Lagos is the second fastest growing city in Africa and the seventh fastest growing city in the world.  Lagos is Nigeria's economic focal point, generating a significant portion of the country's GDP.  The port of Lagos is Nigeria's leading port and one of the largest and busiest in Africa.  The high influx of people into Lagos and its ever growing population has increased its inhabitants anti-sustainable behaviors.
  4. 4. HOW WE LIVE Over population Although Lagos state is the smallest state in Nigeria, with an area of 356,861 hectares of which 75,755 hectares are wetlands, yet it has the highest population, which is over five per cent of the national estimate As at the last census held in 2006, Lagos consisted of about 17.5 million people. In 2012, it was estimated at 21 million people. As such the limited resources of Lagos has become inadequate for its teaming population.
  5. 5. Inadequate drainage system/ flood Most people in Lagos dump refuse into drainages, which sometimes do not get cleared as often as they should. Also, buildings are constructed along natural drainage routes and on flood plains. HOW WE LIVE cont’d
  6. 6. Air pollution Without considering industrial pollution, motor vehicle emissions largely contribute to air pollution. There has also been cases of deaths (families killed in their sleep) from carbon-monoxide emitted by energy generators. HOW WE LIVE cont’d
  7. 7. Refuse disposal/waste management About 50% of Lagosians still use inappropriate channels to dispose of their waste material. These channels include dumping on railroads, motorways and public parks. Housing structures are also erected on some large waste dumps. HOW WE LIVE cont’d
  8. 8. Haphazard/ hazardous electrical wiring system Lagos being a commercial nerve center utilizes huge amounts of electricity. This electricity is distributed via electric poles . These poles are subject to poor maintenance and the connections on them are haphazard. Several cases of electrocution are reported yearly. HOW WE LIVE cont’d
  9. 9. Traffic: An average worker gets stuck in traffic for no less than 3 hours a day. This is a direct cause of overpopulation and inefficient /in effective public transport system. HOW WE LIVE cont’d
  10. 10. •Tax havens should be created in other cities. This will encourage business and commercial ventures to relocate, effectively diverting migration to such areas. This would ensure an even population spread in the country. Over population •Mandatory drainage cleaning exercise should be carried out by inhabitants of Lagos. Also, building plans should be approved in line with the city’s blue print to ensure that houses are not erected on drainage channels. Inadequate drainage system/ flood •Usage of eco-friendly automobile (electric cars) should be encourage and vehicles with harmful emissions should be discouraged. Also, alternative sources of power (solar and wind) should be explored as opposed to carbon fuel generators. Air pollutions AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT
  11. 11. • The available refuse disposal trucks should be increased to measure up with the population. Also, Lagosians should be sensitized on the benefits of recycling non-biodegradable waste. Refuse disposal/waste management • Subterranean electricity distribution should be explored so as to ensure that high tension wires are not exposed to the public Haphazard/ hazardous electrical wiring system : • Other means of public transport should be explored. This should include rail and water. Car pooling should also be encouraged amongst employees working in same organizations. Traffic AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT cont’d

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