CHALLENGES OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION IN IBADAN NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OYO STATE, NIGERIA
It is widely accepted that Nigerian cities generally suffer in the area of effectively managing the high rate of solid waste generation in the country which poses great problems for good environmental sanitation and sustainable living of the citizens. The issues surrounding solid waste and its management in Nigerian municipalities have been variously discussed by scholars in various fields of study, but the multi-faced nature of the challenges associated with it make research into it imperative. Therefore, this paper concentrates on the challenges affecting management of solid waste in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. The study adopted qualitative research techniques and was conducted among stakeholders including officials of the Oyo State Ministry of Environment, Ibadan North Local government, Oyo State Waste Management Authority, private contractors and residents of the twelve wards that make up the local government. Data were collected using In-Depth Interviews and Key Informant Interviews. Data collected were content analysed. The study revealed that financial incapability, inadequate manpower and welfare, poor provision of health services, negative attitudes, poor equipment maintenance, crude waste disposal and unplanned city structures among others were factors affecting solid waste management and environmental sanitation in the study area. Therefore, there should be increased patronage and effective management of the private contractors, prompt collection of solid wastes in the city, financial back up, and implementation of the waste-to-wealth scheme.
Abumere, S. I. and Filani, M. O. 1986: Economic Analysis of Waste Management in Nigeria, University Press Ltd, Ibadan.
Armstrong, M., 2009, Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, (11th edition),
London: Kogan Page
Blessing, N. O. 2013: Domestic Debris Management and Community Health Security in Ibadan, Nigeria. The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 11(12), 101-116.
Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2006, National Urban Development Policy, Lagos: Government Press.
Imoh, E. U. and Emmanuel, P. U. 2011: Domestic Solid Waste Management in a Rapidly Growing Nigerian City of Uyo. Journal of Human Ecology, 36 (3): 229—235
Ishaq, I. O. 2004: Management of Environmental Pollution in Ibadan, an African City: The Challenges of Health Hazard Facing Government and the People. Journal of Human Ecology, 15 (4): 265-275
Karanja, A. M. 2005: Solid Waste Management in Nairobi: Actors Institutional Arrangement and Contribution to Sustainable Development, Kupan Press, Nairobi.
Mabogunje, A. L. 1988: The Debt to Posterity: Reflections on a National Policy on Environment Management, in Sada, P.O. and Odemarho, F. O. (eds.) Environmental Issues and Management in Nigerian Development. Evans Brothers Nigeria Publishing Limited.
Nze, C. T. 1978: Trends in Solid Waste Management in Nima, Accra, http://www.scrit.com
Ogwueleke, T. 2009: Municipal Solid Waste Characteristics and Management in Nigeria. Iran Journal of Environmental Health Science. Engineering, 6(3), 173 – 180.
Oyeniyi, B. A. 2011: Waste Management in Contemporary Nigeria: The Abuja Example. International
Journal of Politics and Good Governance. 2(2.2). Quarter II, 1—18
Sule, R. A. 1981: Environmental Population in an Urban Centre: Waste Disposal in Calabar, Third World Review, 3, 4 – 7.
Taiwo, P. A. and Ajayi, J. O. 2013: Environmental Pollution in Urban Market: The Case of Bodija Market, Ibadan Nigeria. The Institute for Science, Technology and Education Developing Countries Studies. 3(13), 53—66
United Nations Environment Study Committee, 1997: Environmentally Sound Management of Solid Waste and Sewage Related Issues, http://www.gora21.org/edd5/eon17142htm, 3/2000, P. 1 of 9.
World Bank, 2006: Waste Recovery and Income Generation, World Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Ye-Obong Udoakah and Uduak Akpan, 2013. A Sustainable Approach to Municipal Solid Waste Management in Southern Nigeria. A paper presented at the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) October 20—23, Silicon Valley—San Jose, California, USA.
- There are currently no refbacks.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.