Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Lagos, dumping ground

500,000 computers are offloaded at the port and dumped in Lagos every month, creating huge piles of toxic waste. Nigeria's commercial capital is one of the largest toilets for e-waste in the world. Here. Thanks Indar for the link.


Toks- Boy 10:51 am  

Interesting that there are no comments on this story yet several on the sexual shenanigans in banking. Do we really have our priorities properly set? Is our Misniter for Environment even aware of this?

Uzo 3:33 pm  

I was just about to say the same thing. This piece and the piece on hunger in Kano have 1 comment each ... Tells us something about what is important to us as Nigerians, yah or nay?

What I really want to know is what I can do to help. Sometimes, despite my hopes and dreams for my homeland, I can't help but feel like the situation is hopeless. I guess it doesn't help that I have been away for about 10 years straight.

Jeremy and toks-boy ... what can we the youngings do to help? Where do we start? Who do we talk to? We have ideas but if I am to believe the folks around me, that travel back home frequently, I would be committing career suicide if I moved back or even tried to do something at home.

My heart feels so heavy.

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