PhD Study Explores Environmental Laws in Nigeria
Lagos State University academic Dr Kayode Oyende received a PhD for his thesis titled: “An Appraisal of the Law Relating to Oil Pollution in the Inland Territorial and Maritime Waters of Nigeria”.
Oyende was one of 26 doctoral candidates to graduate from the College of Law and Management Studies during the 2014 Graduation ceremonies.
Oyende’s study responds to environmental challenges facing Nigeria due to oil spills. This study was supervised by UKZN’s Environmental Law Expert, Professor Michael Kidd.
He said as an international postgraduate student he sacrificed a lot to achieve his goal. ‘The experience was new to me because it was the first time I had been out of Nigeria to study. I missed my family, the food was foreign and the weather was cold.’
‘The achievement of a PhD is an exciting one with bright prospects of promotion and vertical mobility. My goal is to publish my research findings in reputable journals and enrich the body of knowledge in my area of expertise which is Environmental Law and specifically oil pollution.’
- Hazel Langa