1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria
2Department of Environmental Management, Kaduna State University, Nigeria
*Corresponding author: Gabriel E, Department of Environmental Management, Kaduna State University, Nigeria
Submission: October 27, 2022; Published: January 20, 2023
ISSN: 2578-0336Volume 10 Issue 3
This paper analyses the residents’ accessibility to residential housing estates in Ado Ekiti Nigeria, with a view to suggesting appropriate measures to improve on it. To achieve this aim, building survey of the sampled residential public estates was obtained from Ekiti State Housing Corporation and Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, amounting to 835 housing units. A sample size of 32% constituting 267 of the total housing units in the study area was taken for this study. Therefore, 267 copies of questionnaire were administered and retrieved from household heads using systematic sampling technique. Findings revealed that easy accessibility was the principal factor for the choice of residential estates; accessibility based on income, attributed 43.8% to fairly accessible; accessibility based on road network submitted that 29.2% of the roads leading to the residential estates were in good condition; and political interference in accessibility to ownership of any building in the estates accounted for 86.3% among others. The paper recommends corporate interest of the low-income class in future housing program in this locale through low-cost housing as well as granting housing loans with flexible means of repayment to public servant to guarantee easy accessibility to public housing in the study area. The study furthermore advocated comprehensive survey on types of housing provision to reflect the social and cultural needs of the people not leaving behind comprehensive infrastructure provision as well as increasing subventions of institutions of government responsible for housing provision to stimulate their productivity and efficient service delivery.
Keywords:Residents; Accessibility; Residential housing; Estate; Infrastructure