Gbenemene Kpae (PhD), Ubleble Benjamin Kamabe (PhD)


This paper is a critique on Nigeria National Policy on environment. The Nigerian national policy on environment has been ineffective in achieving a sustainable economic growth and development because it was not based on certain fundamental principles which could lead to sustainable development of Nigeria. More importantly, this policy has been frustrated due to implementation gap issue arising from lack of community participation in the drafting and implementation of policy guidelines and failure to take into cognizance the cultural diversity and circumstances in which the document is to operate. We, therefore, recommend that the government should decentralise environmental responsibilities and create a timeline for policy implementation in order to achieve a sustainable national policy on environment and to preserve our biodiversity.


environment, policy, biodiversity, sustainable development.

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