Olawuni et al
Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 7 (2), pp. 007-014, May 2017
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2017 GJSS
Manuscript Number: 050715068
Environmental Implications of Abattoir Waste Generation and Management in Developing Countries: The Case of Lagos State Abattoir in Agege, Nigeria
Olawuni PO*1, Daramola OP1 and Soumah M2
1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Ibafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
2Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Survey (RECTAS), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
This study aims at determining the effects of Lagos State Abattoir in Oko-Oba, Agege with consideration to its proximity to the surrounding environment in the study area. The studied jurisdiction of the abattoir was carved out and stratified into four (4) different strata using ArcView 3.2 at an average radius of 0.8 kilometres (800 metres) to the abattoir, with intervals of 200 metres. For the administration of questionnaire, 213 copies of questionnaires were successfully recovered with 51 in the first stratum, 57 in the second, 60 in the third and 45 in the last stratum and thus used in the analysis for this study. The study revealed that the abattoir has polluting effects on its environment and consequently capable of generating negative health effects on its surrounding residents. Also, it is established that the farther the location of the residences to the abattoir, the lesser the degree of the environmental effects of the abattoir and possibly the health effects on the residents and vice-versa. Based on this, the study recommends, among others, adequate provision of necessary facilities for effective waste disposal in the abattoir and control of residential building development close to the abattoir.
Keywords: Waste generation, waste management, Abattoir, Lagos
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