Mining, Energy Policies, And Climate Change Shrink Lake Chad And Associated Rivers


Speaking at the stakeholder’s engagement on contextualizing Nigeria’s water resource management in mining and energy policies in Abuja, yesterday, Executive Director, Global Rights and host community activist, Ms Abiodun Baiyewu said the dramatic shrinking of Lake Chad in less than 40 years to 1/10th its size as well as, the rapidly shrinking Kaduna River, River Niger and even River Benue are all ominous signs of the fate of these natural resources in Nigeria and it is true that it is largely due to climate change.