—This paper examined the environmental hygiene
in the Nigeria urban cities. The paper observed the poor
hygiene and the problems of Nigeria urban cities and identified
the problems that have aided the poor hygiene of the urban
cities as; i) poor town planning implementation, ii) improper
waste management and disposal, iii) poor sanitation, iv)
overcrowding and v) poor ventilation. These conditions have
serious adverse impacts on the health of the urban dwellers.
The paper also suggested strategies for improving the
environmental hygiene of the Nigerian urban cities, for healthy
living and sustainable urban growth and development. The
paper again used graphical representations to show water
availability and sources to ascertain the poor sanitation and
hygiene of the urban cities.
—Environmental hygiene, overcrowding,
Rosemary Ndidiamaka Ene is with Department of Basic Science,
Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria (e-mail:
Cite:Rosemary Ndidiamaka Ene, "Environment Hygiene in the Nigerian Urban Cities (A Case Study of Enugu Urban)," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 336-339, 2014.