International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Implications of Land Degradation, Reclamation and Utilisations in the Oil Producing Areas of Nigeria: Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability and Development
H.I Jimoh, O.D Ajewole, S.I Onotu, R.O Ibrahim

This work is an assessment of perpetuated land degradation phenomenon and the attendant consequences in the oil producing areas of Nigeria. Certainly, following the oil production, is the emergence of squalors, generally run down environmental settings, erosion problems, general environmental degradation, pollutions among others. Thus, land reclamation efforts for effective uses constitute as a major panacea to the problems of land degradation in the oil producing areas in Nigeria. Essentially, the factors of creating environmental awareness, application of policy frameworks and the adoption of environmental education will largely assist the successful implementation of land reclamation efforts.

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