Spatio-Temporal Implications of InadequateWater and Sanitation on Residents of Ijora-Badia Area of Lagos State, Nigeria
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Canadian Center of Science and Education
In recent times, it has been proofed that industrial revolution, urbanization, inadequate provision of facilities, poor urban management and poverty were the determinant of environmental condition of city dwellers. In this paper, the sanitary condition of the environment of residents of Ijora Badia was investigated. Some of the sanitary conditions data involving sources of drinking water, sources of cooking, method of waste disposal, types of toilet facility, drainage system and road conditions were collected through questionnaires, personal interview, direct observation and focus group discussion. The research population was based on the total number of existing buildings from which the total numbers of household head were determined and 5% of the total household head population was taken for the interview. Findings reveal that 65.5% of the residence sources of drinking water is through water vendor which has aggravated the water borne diseases, 93.1% of residence sources of cooking is stove which cause respiratory disease among the households. The paper suggests among other things that all stakeholders in the built environment should see to the welfare and provision of environmental facilities in order to make life comfortable and functional for the slum dwellers.
Poverty and slum , Environmental condition , Development , Facility , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Lukeman, Y. Bako, A.I. Omole, F.K. Nwokoro, I.I.C. & Olajuyigbe, A.E. (2014). Implications of InadequateWater and Sanitation on Residents of Ijora-Badia Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Energy and Environment Research, 4(3), 135-143.