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August 16, 2018

Prof. Okorie raises the alarm over environmental degradation in Nigeria

Prof. Peter U. Okorie

…Our forests, rivers under serious threat Nigeria is typical of countries that have done relatively little to stem the tide of environmental degradation and consequent biodiversity loss, a university don has revealed. Biodiversity loss or species loss is said to occur when living members of a species are no longer found anywhere on earth, whether in captivity or in the wild. Professor Peter U. Okorie raised the alarm while delivering the 19th Inaugural Lecture of the Imo State University Owerri recently. In the lecture titled: “Behind the Urbanising Fringe: Stress and Struggle of Biodiversity,” Okorie said, “paradoxically, Nigeria is one…