A Review of Noise Management Practice in Nigeria

Ochuko Felix (1), Daniel Ewim (2)
(1) Centre for Occupational Health Safety and Environment (COHSE), University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria, Nigeria,
(2) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Durban University of Technology, South Africa, South Africa


Technological advancement, modern systems of transportation, and an expanding human population have brought in their wake a disturbing situation of exposure to environmental noise. This paper was therefore written to create awareness about the expository effects and impacts of environmental noise pollution on the human population. The target population of interest was the Nigerian population. The key findings were linked and related to existing regulations in Nigeria and other countries to enable effective intervention strategies to reduce the harmful impact of noise pollution. Noise pollution was identified as contributing to the poor health of citizens and as a barrier to development and growth at the national level. By focusing on adverse effects and risk factors, the paper highlighted methods to promote the best interests of the vulnerable population. The paper also acknowledged the issue of industrial and environmental noise pollution from the perspective of its contribution to the economic growth and development of the country. Noise pollution was, therefore, required to be measured and controlled with the help of effective strategic laws. It would help reduce the negative effects on the economy and the vulnerable Nigerian population. This paper will be useful in anticipating future reforms that can reduce the considerable noise pollution and its negative impact on the population group

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Ochuko Felix
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Orikpete, O. F., & Ewim, D. (2023). A Review of Noise Management Practice in Nigeria. Environmental Science & Sustainable Development, 8(1), 31–42. https://doi.org/10.21625/essd.v8i1.931

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