The Impact of Excreta Disposal Into Lagos Lagoon on the Lagoon Ecosystem at Iddo Discharge Point in Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos State Nigeria

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THE IMPACT OF EXCRETA DISPOSAL INTO LAGOS LAGOON ON THE LAGOON ECOSYSTEM AT IDDO DISCHARGE POINT IN APAPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE NIGERIA
By
Dr. Bolanle Wahab Mr. Ojolowo Saeed Kamaldeen
08079917354 and 08077470306 bolanle_wahab@yahoo.com ojolowosaeed@yahoo.com
University of Ibadan Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic
Faculty of the Social Sciences School of Environmental Planning
Urban and Regional Planning Department
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However some points are more populated and received more pollutants than others receives. Iddo in Apapa Local Government and Ebute-ero in Lagos Island Local Government areas are two principal points know for high population concentration. In these two areas, there are excess organic nutrients, because raw human faeces are discharged into the lagoon without treatment. Thus, deterioration of the quality of water ensues and all signs of water pollution are obvious. At Ebute-Ero littoral areas, a number of illicit and insanitary toilets known as “overhung latrines” have been constructed, where in shoppers, passers-by, and traders defecate directly into the lagoon under poor hygienic condition. Lagos residents who intend to dispose of their septic tanks hygienically succeed in polluting the lagoon through excreta waste handlers who dutifully evacuated and discharged feacal effluents into the lagoon without treatment with the use of itinerant tankers. The raw faecal effluent present in the lagoon is oxygen demanding, it can only be decomposed by aerobic (oxygen-requiring) bacteria. The presence of these bacteria in large number perhaps to detoxify excreta waste degenerate water quality by reducing the quantity of oxygen, and therefore, leading to massive demise of aquatic animals. Untreated excreta wastes contain myriads of disease-causing agents (pathogens) which include bacteria, viruses,

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