The air in some parts of Lagos is no longer safe to breathe in as there has been pollution caused by human activities in some parts of the cosmopolitan city.
The most recent and worrisome is the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere from the burning of solid waste at a dumpsite in Lagos.
The blurry scene has persisted for more than one week and is causing so much respiratory discomfort.
According to data sourced from Numbeo.com a reputable online research site, Lagos has a high rate of air pollution at 68.75, a little above Nairobi and Johannesburg.
Poor solid waste management at this landfill has continued for more than a decade.
Cameras are often prohibited from filming inside. The dumpsite has an ugly reputation of consistently contaminating the air, even outside its radius.
There is always an inward and outward movement of waste disposal vans operated by the Private Sector Participants – PSP
Their unwholesome activity now threatens the environment.
Ugochi Oluigbo an environmental advocate and anchor of The Green Angle, a programme on TVC NEWS reports that the indiscriminate burning of solid waste contributes a great deal to global warming.
It still remains to be seen if the new environmental bill signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will adopt a better eco-friendly solid waste management.
But the law promises a greener and cleaner Lagos.
The air pollution from Olusosun dumpsite will certainly continue until the new environmental law gets to its implementation stage.
But for passers-by and residents within the proximity of the landfill, they may have to consider an alternative safety measure like wearing a nose mask.