Liveability and Wellness of Residence of Oloje Community in Ilorin West Local Government Area, Ilorin Nigeria

  • A. I. Bako University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • O. T. Aduloju University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • A. T. Abubakar-Kamar University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Abstract

Housing matters to the liveability and wellness of cities and to the productivity of their economies. Liveability in housing supports the health, wellbeing and the quality of life of people. The way they are planned, designed, built and managed can enhance or detract from liveability. However, this research was borne out with the aim of examining the liveability and wellness of Oloje community, by assessing the infrastructure facilities, housing conditions, sanitary facilities, socio-economic characteristics, environmental conditions as well as associated disasters. The methodology employed used systematic sampling technique of interval of 5 buildings, amounting to one hundred and thirteen (113) buildings being sampled. The research was able to come out with germane findings that income, infrastructures, housing facilities, building materials, age of buildings and flooding as some principle factors affecting liveability of residents of Oloje. A multiple regression analysis performed showed the F- value calculated is greater than the F – value on table, which shows the dependency of housing satisfaction on some principle factors. The research concluded the findings with basic recommendations like slum upgrading and economic rejuvenation, provision of infrastructure master plan, as well as public awareness as the way forward.

Published
2018-02-01
How to Cite
BAKO, A. I.; ADULOJU, O. T.; ABUBAKAR-KAMAR, A. T.. Liveability and Wellness of Residence of Oloje Community in Ilorin West Local Government Area, Ilorin Nigeria. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2 (B), p. 21-33, feb. 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/150>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2022.