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Assessment of Poor Housing in informal settlement, Ogun State, South Western, Nigeria

Izobo-Martins, O. and Ajayi, A. A. and Ayo-Vaughan, Kunle and Ekhaese, E. N. and Badejo, Funmilola (2018) Assessment of Poor Housing in informal settlement, Ogun State, South Western, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences , 13 (3). pp. 263-273. ISSN 0973-6077

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This paper examines the influence of poverty on housing in informal settlement. Housing ownership has become a paramount thing in Nigeria, due to high cost of rent. This has resulted in informal settlement and sustaining those buildings has become hectic as a result of poverty. This research work was carried out in order to highlight and examine the influence of poor housing on the health and behaviour of the residents in the study area. Data for the study were generated from both primary and secondary school sources, and were equally analyzed through Descriptive statistics. The sampling population was 250 respondents who are representative of the house heads. Findings from the study revealed that the area chosen for the study exhibit slum condition that has denied impact on the socio-economic lifestyles and the health of the residents, as well as the general outlook of the environment. The study then concludes that people should design and build their houses based on their income rather than hoping for a better future. The study also recommends public campaign, to educate the dwellers on the need for good building condition as well to know the danger of abusing their environment

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buildings, environment, informal settlement, poverty and Regulations
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 10:48
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 10:48

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