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Title:Provision of critical infrastructure in urban hinterland and rural coastland of southwestern Nigeria: comparing the efforts of CBOs
Authors:Emmanuel, Adebayo Adewunmi
Fasakin, Julius Olubunmi
Periodical:African Geographical Review (ISSN 1937-6812)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:community participation
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2013.879634
Abstract:Community-based organizations (CBOs) embark on physical projects to provide facilities which contribute to improving the economic status of individuals in their communities. This paper describes the impact of infrastructural facilities provided by CBOs in two geographically contrasting local government areas (LGAs) of Ondo State, Nigeria, on the economy of residents. Akure South LGA, an urban hinterland, was compared with Ilaje LGA, a rural coastland. Questionnaires were administered to elicit information from residents on the level of contribution of facilities provided by CBOs to their personal economy. Facility contributory index model was developed to analyze the levels of CBOs' contribution. The results revealed that facilities in Akure South LGA had higher contributions to the economic well-being of the people than that of the same facilities in Ilaje LGA. Recommendations include a greater intervention by the government through evolution of strategies to provide essential facilities, such as water and electricity, while CBOs are encouraged to engage in capacity building and networking. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]