This story focuses on Africa’s largest dumpsite, Olososun. A fire which started there in early March has been burning over two months, right at the heart of Lagos city. It shows the unity between a church and a mosque sharing a fence behind the dumpsite as they struggle to stop the fire.
Nigerian environmental journalist, Ugochi Oluigbo gives an insight into how it connects to climate change, and the challenges the scavengers are faced with, as the government prepares to shut the landfill.
Ugochi Oluigbo is a News Anchor and environmental journalist for TVC News’ environmental program, Green Angle, its environmental program. Her work has won several journalism fellowships and awards including the CCMP Fellowship, UNFCCC African CDM Radio Contest, UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Africa to name a few, and has hosted the BBC World Service Climate Change radio programme, Local Warming.
Ugochi comes from a community ravaged by erosion, Amucha, and believes this inspired her passion for environmental journalism. She covers under-reported development stories to amplify voices of the most vulnerable across the world. She works to mentor new environmental journalists and is a strong eco-influencer.
Immersive storytelling is important for her media organisation to better cover important reports. The outcomes from Lookout360° will be featured on Green Angle.
She tweets at @UgochiTVCNEWS.