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Briefing Note - Nigeria West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA)
Nigeria’s coastal and marine area lies on the Atlantic Ocean and borders the gulf of Guinea. It stretches for approximately 853km and includes nine states out of the thirty-six states of the Federation, namely; Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo and Rivers (1).
The Cost of Coastal Zone Degradation in Nigeria: Cross River, Delta and Lagos States
Author: Lelia Croitoru, Juan José Miranda, Abdellatif Khattabi and Jia Jun Lee
Nigeria is Africa’s richest economy. The country has a large population, abundant natural resources, and diverse cultures. Coastal areas are particularly unique: extending along more than 800 km, they are home to rich ecosystems, thriving industries, and booming opportunities. But these areas are also fragile.