Nigeria announced a plan to rid its waters of marine litter, including plastics, and end the dumping of 200,000 tons of waste annually in its Atlantic waters.
“Being a state that depend on the ocean for our economic activities, it is in our best interest to protect the marine environment,” Director General for Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Peterside said at the action plan launch in Lagos on Thursday.
About 1,000 marine litter marshals have been engaged to manage waste in littoral communities and enlighten them on the dangers of polluting the ocean, the agency, also known as NIMASA, said. The Nigerian government partnered with the United Nations Environment Program for the pilot project in Lagos, the nation’s commercial capital…
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