Onitsha, Kaduna, Aba among world’s top 10 most polluted cities – WHO


Nigeria’s Onitsha, Anambra State’s commercial capital, is the most polluted city on earth, the World Health Organisation has said in a report.

According to the recently released report, three Nigerian cities make the list of 10 most polluted cities of the world.

While Onitsha is first, Kaduna is the fifth and Aba, in Abia State, follows at the sixth position.

The report says Onitsha produces pollution levels of approximately 600 micrograms per cubic meter of PM10s which is around 30 times the WHO recommended level of 20 micrograms per cubic meter of PM10s.

The report says Umuahia, capital of Abia State, is at the 16th.

See top 20 World most Polluted cities

1 – Onitsha Nigeria

2 – Peshawar, Pakistan

3 – Zabol, Iran

4 – Rawalpindi, Pakistan

5 – Kaduna, Nigeria

6 – Aba, Nigeria

7 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

8 – Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

9 – Mazar – e- Sharif, Afganistan

10 – Gwalior, India

11 – Hamad Town, Bahrain

12 – Allahabad, India

13 – Shijiazhuang, China

14 – Karachi, Pakistan

15 – Damman, Saudi Arabia

16 – Umuahia, Nigeria

17 – Raptur, India

18 – Kabul, Afganistan

19 – Ma’ameer, Bahrain

20 – Boshehr, Iran


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