Indiscriminate dumping of solid waste at designated spots like Sabon Tasha bridge, Kaduna Polytechnic, Sabo in Chikun Local Government area of Kaduna State among other locations has remained a big issue for stakeholders in the climate change and environmental space in the State.
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) revealed that States that failed to heed its 2022/2023 hydrological year predictions and warnings were worst affected by the flooding and the flood disasters that claimed over 600 lives across the Country within that period.
This was why NIHSA strongly appealed to the public, relevant government agencies, research institutions, and other stakeholders in the water and non-water sectors, to heed the warnings during the 2023/2024 hydrological year.
However, floods don’t just occur. In most cases, they are caused by human factors including indiscriminate dumping of refuse and slow pace of evacuation which may eventually lead to the blockade of drainage and waterways, poor planning, and failure of the government to adhere to environmental risk assessments before embarking on capital projects.
When a group of developmental journalists visited the solid waste collection point on Monday, August 7, the waste is already spreading into half of the Sabo Bridge. Read more at https://sunnewsonline.com/kaduna-indiscriminate-dumping-of-refuse-is-still-a-big-issue/