The study evaluates the problems of solid waste management in Nigeria. The study has the following objectives: to examine the consequences of poor solid waste management in Nigeria, a case study Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja and to identify the strategies that has been adopted in solid waste management in Nigeria.
It also explained the mode of data collection and analysis; data for this study was collected from the respondents through the use of questionnaires. Questionnaires were shared to all 32 respondents of the organization, and field surveys through responses to questions in the questionnaire served as the main source of primary data for this study. The researcher discarded other alternatives such as the causal and explanatory research designs, because accurate findings and data analysis may not be achieved. Other information was collected from text books, journals and other secondary sources of data. Base on fining the study has the sample size of thirty-two (32).
Findings from the study revealed that wastes are not properly managed in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, poor solid waste management leads to flooding, poor solid waste management makes the environment unhealthy, strategies have been put in place for proper solid waste management in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja and solid waste management has not been effective in Nigeria.