The article studies environmental protection in Nigeria. Brief history of environmental protection in Nigeria was discussed and also the role of environmental protection agencies was also explained. Methods of environmental protection in Nigeria were identified and explained. This includes afforestation, environmental laws, environmental education, etc. Challenges of environmental protection in Nigeria were itemized and explained. These includes ineffective execution of environmental protection laws in Nigeria, lack of mechanism for monitoring the environment, inadequate penalties for violation, weak environmental governance. Recommendation was also made on how to conserve the environment. These are effective environmental monitoring to prevent it from destroying, proper education/enlightenment, adequate funds should be given to environmental enforcement agencies, etc.
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