Olapeju, O.O and Oyesile, S.O (2013) ASSESSING FECAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ILARO, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA. Urban and Regional Planning Review, 3 (1&2). pp. 1-14. ISSN 163-170

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The study aims at assessing fecal waste management in households within Ilaro, with the view to suggesting better means of managing fecal waste for improved sanitary conditions requisite to meeting the Millennium Development Goal target for sanitation. The objectives of the study are to investigate the existence of sanitary facilities within buildings in the study area; assess the condition of the identified sanitary facilities; and investigate the methods households employ in evacuating and disposing accumulated fecal sludge. The study used cluster sampling technique in dividing the study area into 26 areas of divisions, each with relatively homogenous and distinct social-economic character. Further, two clusters were randomly picked as representative of each of the three zones that social-economic stratification dovetailed into. The study employed random sampling in administering questionnaires to 10% of the buildings in each sampling area. The total sample size of 199 in Ilaro derives from the 7,5, 32, 27, 58 and 70 buildings estimated as the 10% of total buildings in GRA; Bobado; Ikosi area; Surulere, Oju okeke areas; Oke ela, Oke ela titun area;and Pahayi areas, respectively. This represents 1.64% of the 12,129 buildings in the study area. Households were the unit of data collection. Data obtained from the questionnaires were processed and analyzed, using simple descriptive statistics and correlation analysis through the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS, version 16). 60.7% of the sampled buildings have toilets that were not connected with water systems, among other findings. Correlation between diseases constantly contacted around households, how respondents dispose fecal waste, and type of toilet at the P values of 0.00, using the significant level of 0.05, was significant. It finally recommended, inter alia, the need for increased investments in sanitation enhancement for environmental benefits and prevention of economic loses that unsanitary conditions bring about.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
Depositing User: Mr Daniel Kumoye
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 13:10
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 13:10

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