CHALLENGES OF DEFORESTATION IN NIGERIA: AN ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE
This paper is centered on the ethical perspective of the challenges of deforestation in Nigeria. There is no doubt that Africa as a continent is endowed with many natural resources more specifically forests since this is the focus of this paper. It points out the various danger posed by continuous deforestation in Nigeria denying us of benefits like economic gain, medicinal, and environmental benefits. All these we have lost and still losing gradually leaving us with the danger of erosion, flooding, and desertification. Considering the aforementioned effects of deforestation, this paper, therefore, argues that the government needs to put in place regulations that would check the indiscriminate felling of trees in order to reduce the rate of deforestation. This paper however concludes by suggesting that afforestation should be encouraged in Nigeria; this is to reduce the possibility of the danger posed by deforestation.