This is a rapid review of the current concerns around urban air pollution and public health challenges in Nigerian cities. It aims to identify the key policy gaps that need to be addressed while framing the policy guidance on national urban air quality management in Nigeria. It is based on a systematic review of available evidences, current status of action and emerging global good practices. As cities in Nigeria take steps towards cleaning up their air, priority measures for pollution assessment and source-wise pollution-reduction plan become necessary.
This review is part of the collaborative initiative of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria, and the Centre for Science and Environment that has helped to create a multi-stakeholder platform for cross-learning and engagement to inform framing of an integrated air-quality management framework for Nigeria.