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Niger Delta: University Don Blames Illegal Refineries for Air Pollution

The director, Centre for Disaster, Risk Management at the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Prince Mmom says ending soot and other related air pollution activities in the South-South region requires the support of all stakeholders.

Professor Mmom stated this while delivering a lecture entitled air pollution as a disaster threatening “to envelope the Niger Delta region challenges and prospects” during activities to mark the United Nations international day on sustainable development goals (SDGS) in Port Harcourt.

“Strengthening capacity of civil society to localize, monitor and act for SDGS to stop air pollution” was the theme for this year’s celebration of sustainable development goals (SDGS) within the south south region.

Director, Centre for Disaster Risk Management, University of Port Harcourt Professor Prince Mmom says illegal refinery operations, gas flaring, carbon emissions are major causes of soot in rivers state

He said ending soot and other related harmful environmental challenges in the region requires the support of all stakeholders across board.

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