By Professor Ako Amadi
This critique of the Eko Atlantic City environmental impact assessment, EIA has been the results of a week spent reading a library copy of the submission by the South Energyx Nigeria Limited, SENL to the Federal Ministry of Environment in Abuja. It is not aimed at arguing the credibility of scientific technicalities or at pursuing their verification as presented. The focus is rather on the project logic, the rationale, potential for impacts, the risk factor and the possibility as well as the capability to mitigate unavoidable consequences, but also to identify the necessity to situate a precautionary principle on what the project must not do. The analytical approach in this manuscript is however not devoid of scientific knowledge that complements information on governance and the socio-economic status of Nigeria.