BUILDING RESILIENT COASTAL ZONE: PANACEA FOR SECURITY OF VITAL COASTAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA

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Title BUILDING RESILIENT COASTAL ZONE: PANACEA FOR SECURITY OF VITAL COASTAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA
 
Creator Ajadike, Chike Joseph
 
Description Nigeria’s Coastal Zone is a low lying belt that stretches for about 853km from west toeast (Lagos to Calabar). It consists of Lagoons, Mahin Mud Coast, the Niger Delta andStranded Coast, criss-crossed by many rivers, creeks and lakes. It is also rich inbiodiversity with variety of flora and fauna, some of them unique. This zone is heavily urbanized and contains vital infrastructure especially those related to petroleum, gas,shipping, airports, highways, industries, services and tourism. But this costal zone is vulnerable to storms, ocean surge, floods, pollution, coastal erosion and threats to security exacerbated by prevailing climate change and associated impacts. This paper is an attempt to identify and discuss these threats and their impacts on the coastal zone ofNigeria, including their likely effects on infrastructure and investment opportunities. Itrecommends urgent building of a resilient coastal zone capable of protecting andpreserving the coastal infrastructure of Nigeria.
 
Publisher UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS
 
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Date 2016-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://technosciencereview.org/ej/index.php/tr/article/view/30
 
Source TechnoScience Review; Vol 7, No 1 & 2 (2016)
2636-6912
2250-9045
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://technosciencereview.org/ej/index.php/tr/article/view/30/30
 
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