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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Assessment of Physical Planning Administration in Nigeria

Submission: December 03, 2018; Published: February 11, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2019.05.000602

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume5 Issue1


This Study gives an account of the’’ Assessment of Physical Planning Administration in Akko North West local Government Area of Ondo, state Nigeria with the view to ensure sustainability of the physical environment and some recommendations were made. Primary and secondary sources of data relevant to Physical Planning Administration were collected and well-structured questionnaires were used for collection of primary data. The questionnaires were designed for Community/Property Developers, Community Heads, the Planning Consultants and the Area Urban and Regional Planning officer; of which 124 pieces of questionnaires were administered. The Area officer for the Area Urban Planning Office for the local government was interviewed and he provided information about functions of the Area Planning office in the local government which is to coordinate, control and monitor Physical Planning Development and the staff organizational structure. Simple random sampling technique was used to administered questionnaires in which each case is given equal chances of been selected. The total population of houses in the local government is 24,565 of the total population which is 124 buildings were randomly sampled. Some of the findings of this study are; the Agency is short staffed and it only has one motor cycle for carrying out monitoring of development control in the area, there is no single approved layout plan in the area and that the level of awareness of the community to planning activities are moderate, this study recommend that the government should recruit more staff and master plan should be provided especially for the local government headquarter for effective administration of physical planning in the area.

Keywords: Assessment; Physical; Planning; Administration; Nigeria

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