Implication of Household’s Income Composition on Infrastructure Maintenance in Residential Core of Akure, Nigeria

Owoeye J. O. (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology,Akure Ondo State, Nigeria)
Olasemojo O. R. (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure Ondo State, Nigeria)

Article ID: 2576



This study examines the implication of household income composition oninfrastructure maintenance in the residential core of Akure, Nigeria with aview to providing suggestive recommendations that will remedy identifiedproblems in the research locale. With regards to this, an estimated of 1%research population, amounting to 425, were served with questionnairesusing systematic random sampling technique with replacement. Findingsrevealed that residents in the study area are low income earners with largerpopulation influenced by market proximity, low prices of staple food itemsand affordable but tumbledown housing. Likewise, essential facilitiesare in poor state owing to poor maintenance. Besides, household incomeinduced variables considered in the study, which accounted for 75.6% ofthe challenges limiting routine facilities maintenance in the study area. Thestudy recommends skill acquisition training, resource collaborative effortsand soft loans scheme to boost the income generation of residents in thislocale.


Household income;Infrastructure maintenance;Concession;Residential core;Akure

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