Document Type : Research paper
Department of Architectural Technology, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja,Nigeria.
School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Department of Architectural Technology, School of Environmental Technology, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja,Nigeria
The world today is facing a serious challenge of pollution in diverse forms such as land pollution. Land pollution is induced by the improper disposal of waste, mining, urbanization, agricultural chemicals, atmospheric decomposition, and soil erosion. This research seeks to look at the impact of Land pollution on the well-being of residents in Minna Metropolis along with present suitable solutions to reduce the effects. The research was carried out by using a descriptive survey method and questionnaires as a tool to collect data. A total number of eighty residents in Minna metropolis participated in the survey. The findings reviewed that the major cause of land pollution in the studied area is the indiscriminate disposal of Solid and Sewage waste. Consequently, results concluded that the heaps of waste on land serve as breeding grounds for disease-carrying bacteria, pest, and vermin leading to diseases such as Malaria fever, Yellow fever, Lassa fever, and among others. The research recommended the creation of dumpsites far away from residential buildings and the enactment of sanctions for offenders of indiscriminate waste dumping within Minna Metropolis of Nigeria.
- Attention should be given to land pollution as it is along with water and air pollution.
- Waste disposal sites should be constructed far from residential areas.
- Using laws and sanctions, it will deter individuals from polluting the land.
- Waste management by recycling of waste into useful products and thereby reducing deposits on landfills are needed.