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Title:The effect of distance from local government areas headquarters on the development of hinterland settlements in Ondo State
Author:Morenikeji, WoleISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:regional development
regional disparity
social welfare
Abstract:This study explores the factors that influenced the development of settlements outside the headquarters of the local government areas in the old Ondo State, Nigeria. Approximately 2052 settlements in the study area were analysed with respect to the development of 20 different facilities vis--vis their distance from 22 LGA headquarters. Data were derived from the comprehensive Report of the Community Development Statistics Survey of 1991. The analysis showed that extreme cases of polarization occurred in the single centre dominated LGAs of Ado-Ekiti (88 percent), Ikere (85 percent) and Ondo (62 percent). It was also discovered that 1147 (55.89 percent) settlements were not provided with any of the 20 facilities considered. A strong negative relationship was observed between the mean distance between the settlement and the LGA headquarters and the number of facilities provided. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract]