Global Warming: Agency Advocates Appropriate Tax To Reduce Effect
The Centre for Atmospheric Research has advised the Nigerian government to consider appropriate taxation of industries sited in locations with high radioactive zones.
The Chief Executive Officer of the centre, Professor Babatunde Rabiu, in his speech at the 4th Biennial International Conference on Environmental Issues, recommended the taxation.
He said it would cushion the effect of the activities of the industries on the environment.
Professor Rabiu told the gathering that the persons living or working in areas with high radioactive zones were exposed to the negative effects of global warming.
The Chief Executive Officer of the research centre also announced plans by the centre to conduct research into the radiation burden of the entire nation.
In their remarks, the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Professor Seidu Mohammed, and an environment expert, Professor Ibiyinka Fuwape, supported the call for the Federal Government to address issues of global warming.
Commending the management of Channels Television for launching [email protected], Professor Mohammed advised other media firms to take the lead in the campaign for the protection of the environment.
Global warming is a global problem that requires collective efforts, as the Centre for Atmospheric Research believes Africa, and indeed Nigeria cannot do much to reduce its negative impact without engaging the industrialised countries.