By Charles Okonji
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has set up a committee to mitigate $2.1 billion annual loss to pollution due to its adverse effect.
Onu who disclosed this during the inauguration of the newly constituted Inter-Ministerial Committee on Pollution Control in Nigeria over the weekend in Abuja, charged the committee to find relevant solutions to help mitigate the challenge, as pollution could disrupt socio-economic activities.
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He said, “The (WHO) report says Lagos has a higher level of pollution than what is acceptable and the cost is heavy in terms of human lives and revenue to the nation.
“The committee comprises directors from the following ministries; Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Transportation, Environment, Health, Aviation, Industry, Trade and Investment, Petroleum Resources and the Ecological Fund Office in the Secretary to the Government of the Federations Office (SGF).”
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