Transport and the Environment: Towards Reducing Road Traffic Emissions in Nigeria

  • AO Atubi
Keywords: Environment, emissions, transport, reducing, Nigeria.


In Nigeria much attention is given on general industrial pollution and pollution in oil industries with little reference on damage of pollution caused by mobile transportation sources of air pollution. The situation of increased pollution from mobile transportation sources is on the increase in per capital vehicle ownership, thus resulting to high congestion on Nigeria city roads and increase in the concentration of pollutants in the air, consequently, increasing health risk on human population. The paper therefore examined the concept of pollution and agents of pollution. Attention was given to air pollutants with particular reference to vehicular pollution. This paper suggested that for Nigeria government to avoid negative effects of transport on urban environment should broaden and intensify environmental policies to meet the needs of the present without compromising that of the future generation.

Key words: Environment; emissions; transport; reducing; Nigeria.


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