Sound management of chemicals and waste in Nigeria

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Nigeria is a major importer and consumer of chemicals, which are extensively used in industrial processes, manufacturing, power generation, agriculture and health sectors.

In rising up to the challenge of providing its citizens with a quality environment fit for the well-being of the general population, Nigeria signed and ratified various multilateral environmental agreements related to sound management of chemicals and waste, including the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Minamata and Vienna conventions. Nigeria also endorsed voluntary global initiatives, such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management. The Federal Ministry of Environment, as the national focal point for these multilateral environmental agreements, employs a multi-stakeholder approach in their national implementation.



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