On Wednesday, The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) kicked in opposition to the discount of import tariff for used autos.
NES President, Dorothy Bassey informed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the coverage was antithetical to good surroundings and would flip Nigeria right into a dumping floor.
The federal authorities just lately applied the discount of import tariff on used autos and tractors from 35 per cent to 10 per cent to reduce the price of transportation.
Bassey spoke in opposition to the backdrop of the search for an improved surroundings all around the world, with using expertise.
Based on her, the import responsibility discount will encourage the importation of environment-unfriendly autos.
She added that this could worsen local weather change with heavy fuel emission whereas unserviceable autos would litter the surroundings as wrecks.
Bassey mentioned new autos had been higher however, electrical vehicles had been extra environment friendly than the common ones.
She decried the sluggish charge of expertise acquisition and switch in the true sector; saying manufacturing processes might be made extra environment-friendly by way of sensors.
Citing a case, She famous that using displays on endangered animals would assist to arrest environmentally damaging state of affairs significantly the place there was excessive diploma of animal poaching.
The surroundings knowledgeable referred to as on Nigerians to embrace energy-saving gadgets to maintain the surroundings for posterity by means of using expertise.