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Title:Accessibility of services and facilities for residents in public housing in urban areas of Ogun State, Nigeria
Author:Ibem, Eziyi Offia
Year:2013
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1874-6330)
Volume:24
Issue:3
Pages:407-423
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:urban housing
sanitation
public services
infrastructure
Link:http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12132-012-9185-6.pdf
Abstract:Against the backdrop of the need to improve accessibility of services and infrastructural facilities for urban residents in Nigeria, this study examined the accessibility of services and facilities in newly constructed public housing estates in urban centres in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. The study was based on observation and on a structured questionnaire through which data were collected from 452 respondents in nine public housing estates constructed between 2003 and 2010. The author found that although the majority of households in the housing estates have good access to human waste disposal systems, accessibility of refuse bins, treated water, electricity, and public transport services is poor, as is access to educational, shopping, recreational, healthcare, drainage, and other vital facilities. More emphasis is given to the production of dwelling units than to accessibility of basic services and facilities for residents in public housing schemes in the study area. The paper suggests that to improve the quality of public housing and the living standard of residents, policy is required to compel public housing developers to provide basic services and facilities in housing schemes in Nigerian cities. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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