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A more immediate concern for the millions of residents in Nigeria cities should be the quality of the air they breathe. Studies have shown that the levels of air pollution in Nigeria’s major cities are at the same level as those that leads to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Without a radical policy and legislative change in air quality management, increased numbers of Nigerians living and working in such cities have existential and potential risk of dying prematurely from these diseases. (Dr. Dotun Olowoporoku is a Research Associate at the Air Quality Management Resource Centre, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

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