Comparative environmental justice among Dutsen Kura Hausa and Dutsen Kura Gwari neighbourhoods of Minna, Nigeria

  • Maikudi Mohammed
  • Chado Jiman
  • Kawu Aliyu
  • J.K. Mohammed
Keywords: Comparative analysis, Environmental justice, Facilities, Pollution, Wellbeing

Abstract

This study compares the environmental justice of Dutsen Kura Hausa and Dutsen Kura Gwari in Minna, Nigeria by identifying and comparing levels and patterns of environmental justice and examining factors behind them. Using Random sampling method in administering 400 questionnaires, Relative Satisfaction Index (RSI) was used in analysing variables in each Environmental Justice dimensions while average RSI was calculated for each dimension. Chi-square test established the variations in the Environmental Justice dimension among the neighbourhoods, identifying cultural and ethnic differences as the highest environmental injustice recorded, where RSI value of 0.86 was obtained for Dutsen Kura Hausa and 0.37 for Dutsen Kura Gwari. P-value of 0.263 at >5% posits statistically significant difference in Environmental Justice dimensions among the neighbourhoods. The study concludes that there is high level of environmental injustice among the two neighbourhoods. Hence, the need to encourage environmental justice advocacy that protects the environment and wellbeing of residents and livelihood of Minna at large.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Environmental justice, Facilities, Pollution, Wellbeing

Published
2020-01-28
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