Environmental protection of Nigeria: A promise half-fulfilled, By Chima Williams

The Buhari Years: What We Ordered vs What We Got – civil society leaders reflect on the Buhari Administration and its achievements, shortcomings, and regressive steps.

The outgoing administration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s environmental protection footprints in the past eight years can be evaluated under two subheadings thus:

1. Policies and Legislation 

Within the past eight years of the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari administration, I can say some milestones were achieved in the area of legislations and policies for the protection of the Nigerian environment.

The above assertion is premised on some of the practical steps taken by the outgoing administration from the beginning of their tenure.

In September 2016 President Muhammadu Buhari before addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the Side Events of the 71st


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