Appraising Applicable Laws on Waste Management in Nigeria

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Journal Title: Commonwealth Law Review Journal
Author(s): Peter Ikechukwu Gasiokwu & Emejeror Godwin Akpomedae
Published On: 07/06/2022
Volume: 8
First Page: 221
Last Page: 238
ISSN: 2581-3382
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Peter Ikechukwu Gasiokwu & Emejeror Godwin Akpomedae, Appraising Applicable Laws on Waste Management in Nigeria, Volume 8, Commonwealth Law Review Journal, 221-238, Published on 07/06/2022, Available at


The laws governing waste  management in Nigeria were investigated in this paper. For Nigeria’s long-term development, waste management is critical. Waste management has been a reoccurring decimal in Nigeria without a solution. What are the possible causes of Nigeria’s ineffective waste management? There is a lack of enforcement of laws governing waste management in Nigeria, owing to inadequacies in the several environmental legislations on waste management in Nigeria. This paper suggests that effective waste management laws  should be based on both the availability of enforcement provisions and the political and/or administrative will to implement them.

Keywords: Waste, Waste Management, Disposal, Applicable Laws, Nigeria.

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