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Effectiveness of Site and Service Scheme Program of Government Effort in Housing Development: A Focus on Oroki Estate, Osogbo, Nigeria
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 158-166   |   Vol. 3, No. 5, October 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Michael Ajide Oyinloye, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
[2]
David Oloruntoba Olanrewaju, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
Abstract
The Housing has been universally acknowledged as one of the most essential necessities of human life and is a major economic asset in every nation. Adequate housing provides the foundation for stable communities and social inclusion. Site and Services is a program carried out either by the government or private organization which involves facilitating a particular area with essential infrastructural amenities so that individual or corporate bodies can carry out developments in such area at affordable cost. The study examined the effectiveness of site and service program of government effort in housing development in Oroki Estate, Osogbo, Nigeria with a view to enhancing sustainable housing development in the study area. In order to achieve this aim, a total number of 165 questionnaires were administered in the study area. The findings revealed that most of the respondents who were low-income earners expressed dissatisfaction with the provision of basic infrastructural facilities like roads, waste of disposal, condition of drainage system, toilets, domestic water supply and electricity in the study area. The study recommends the improvement of provision of basic infrastructural facilities and favourable government policies for the sustainability of the Site and Service Scheme in the Study area and nation at large.
Keywords
Site and Service Scheme Program, Housing Development, Infrastructure Facilities
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