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Title:Islamic concept of environmental issues and sustainable development in Nigeria
Author:Adeniyi, M.O.
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:environmental management
sustainable development
Abstract:One of the major challenges facing the Nigerian State today is that of environmental degradation and sustainable development. Man's continuity and survival on this earth depend wholly on the ability to protect, preserve and conserve the environment for present and future generations. This is the whole essence of the principle and concept of sustainable development. Successive Nigerian governments have attempted to address issues of environmental degradation in order to promote environmental protection and achieve sustainable development with little success. Since Africans and Nigerians in particular are said to be highly religious, it may be helpful to use religious appeals in this respect. In this light, the author highlights Islamic injunctions and principles which are useful in the quest for solutions to the various environmental challenges facing Nigeria. Ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]