European Union, Oxfam raise alarm- Nigerians breathe bad air

The European Union has raised serious concerns about the quality of air that Nigerians breathe.

The Union, along with Oxfam, a confederation of global humanitarian organizations, has revealed that Nigeria has lost more than 114,000 people to air pollution
 by 2017.

They said this during a briefing to mark this year's World Environment Day in Abuja, the country's capital.

The briefing was organized jointly with the Development Exchange Center and CRUDAN.

Country representative Oxfam in Nigeria, Constant Tchona, who read the text of the briefing, said there was a need for the government to do something about the
poor air quality that Nigerians breathe.

He revaeled: "The grade of the air we breathe in Nigeria is very bad. We must do something about it. We must do something about it and we must do something about
 it. "

He said Oxfam, with the support of the EU, planted more than 400,000 trees in the states of Kebbi and Adamawa under its Pro-Resilience Action project.

"At Oxfam and with the support of the EU, we have planted more than 400,000 trees with PROACT in the states of Adamawa and Kebbi and more than seven million trees
 in the state of Katsina by means of the firewood balance sheet (FUWOBA).

"We produce the stove cleaner known as Dadinkowa stove, which reduces the use of firewood by more than 50%. Together we can and do more, "he said.

Development partners used the occasion to reveal the campaign of a person with 4 trees (Campaign OP4T).

This year's World Environment Day had: "We can not stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of the air we breathe" as the theme.

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