Soot in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt endangers residents’ health


Kalio Keturah Nicholas remembers the time she could eat refreshing fish from the river powering her house in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Individuals moments are now a distant memory as oil spills on to the shore and every little thing in sight is coated in a thick layer of black soot.

People blame illegal refining of crude oil as the leading cause of soot in the ambiance.

But for Kalio, it is not just a query of cleanliness any more – the oil and soot are very seriously affecting her wellness.

Cherished Ede, the chairman of a federal government committee tackling soot in the area, states that the authorities is applying armed service officers to crack down on unlawful refining of crude oil, and sensitising the general public on the dangers of air pollution.

Developed by: Charles Mgbolu, Anne Okumu and Sam Agbaje



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