Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/178943
Authors: 
Daramola, Oluwole
Olowoporoku, Oluwaseun
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economic and Environmental Studies (E&ES) [ISSN:] 2081-8319 [Volume:] 16 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 699-716
Abstract: 
This paper examined residents' environmental sanitation practices across different residential zones of Osogbo, Nigeria. The stratified residential zones are the traditional zone, the transition zone and the sub-urban zone. A total of 194 residents were selected for survey using systematically sampling technique. The study revealed that residents' socio-economic characteristics varied significantly with different residential zones. Findings revealed that there is low level of access to environmental sanitation facilities across the residential zones. Similarly, the proportion of residents' with environmental sanitation facilities in their homes was low. The study established poor environmental sanitation practices among the residents in terms of utilization of available amenities across the residential zones. It recommended the provision of environmental sanitation facilities in homes by residents and communal provision of facilities by government and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), environmental education and also the enforcement of environmental regulations in the city and others with similar setting.
Subjects: 
environment
environmental sanitation
practices
residents' Osogbo
Africa
JEL: 
D19
K32
Document Type: 
Article

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