The current outbreak of Corona-virus pandemic across the world ,has lead to serious reduction of Carbon emission in the atmosphere, which equally caused a serious decline in issues related to climate change, desertification, deforestation and all forms of environmental degradation that is facing communities.
The Director of a Non Governmental organization African Climate reporters Comrade mohammed zakariyya says, The current lockdown of many states in Nigeria as a result of Corona virus pandemic has lead to serious reduction of Air pollution and environmental challenges that has been causing many health challenges in the fast.
Stressing that Air quality is improving day by day in states under coronavirus quarantine in Nigeria,
Mohammed stated this,when he lead a team of journalists and other environmental expert to a tour of most of the states and street of Nigeria including kaduna states that is under- lockdown.
World-wide More and more Factories and companies are shuttering day-by-day , and with mandates for people to stay inside home ,and this is becoming the new norm, people aren’t driving or flying.
Merely all the Entire countries and cities are in lockdown. Borders are closing. Companies are struggling to stay in business and families are simply struggling to stay afloat,while corona is causing more victims”
He said,most of the abbatoirs that usually polluts aand roast animals with expired tyres are also closed down due to Corona-virus which is saving the environment againt bad air.
Stressing that most of the street are now empty as most of the companies that are polluting the atmosphere are not working.
Adding also that the Lockdown has crippled the activities of Tanker-drivers , commercial vehicles which include Taxi, Trycycle and Okada riders.
According to him , there is a serious reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere due to lock down by federal and state government of Nigeria.
The United Nations continues to ramp up its fight against the coronavirus, which has killed nearly 9,000 people and infected roughly 210,000 across the universe , as it also crippled-down the health ,education, economic and environmental sectors of every country.
Nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) emissions, a major air pollutant, are closely linked to factory output and vehicles operating on the road and its really very harmful to both human and the environment.
The director says Coronavirus quarantines has lead to massive drop in air pollution and also reduce environmental challenges
Researched revealed that every year millions of people dies as a result to Air pollution which include burning of firewood,consuming smoke from trashed dump centre located in local communities.
He note that ,The World Health Organization estimates 4.6 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution.
Many of these mortalities are attributable to indoor air pollution. Worldwide more deaths per year are linked to air pollution than to automobile accidents.
Further more ,he says An estimated 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to unhealthy environments due to human irrational activities which include Burning expired tyres, smoke from Trash dump centers, Air pollution from local animal slaughter houses ETC
Adding that Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries across the world.
He suggest that using clean technologies and fuels for domestic cooking, heating and lighting would reduce acute respiratory infections, chronic respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and burns.
He ended by calling on local bakeries to embrace new technology in break making ,so as to halt using of firewood ,in order to save the forestry against going extinctions .
similarly, the grand patron of the organization Dr yusuf nadabo has called on Citizens to always obey social distancing and stay at home to avert the spread of the pandemic
while wishing people round the world Happy earth day which is 21th april 2020, he equally urged people to clean their environment
adding that Corona -virus is real ,