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Awareness and Exposure to Generator Noise Pollution in Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Faculty of Computing and Applied Sciences, Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 19-25, June,22 (2016)

Abstract

The acute shortage of electricity in Nigeria has led to indiscriminate, unregulated, and prolong use of generators for electricity by her citizens, which contributes to noise pollution in the country. Although the Nigerian National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has been charged with the responsibility to control noise pollution, many Nigerians fear the agency is ineffective. In this study, Nigerians in five cities were surveyed. The results of the survey confirm their fears and show that a majority of Nigerians are not aware of NESREA existence and its responsibilities. Similarly, an overwhelming majority of those surveyed want the Nigerian government or NESREA to be more aggressive in monitoring and controlling generator use in the country.

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