SODIYA, OLUROTIMI OLUYEMI and UWALA, Vincent Abimbola IMPLICATIONS OF COVID19 PANDEMIC ON HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF LAGOS STATE. In: 2 nd International Conference, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, 10th – 11th Nov., 2020, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

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The implications of COVID 19 on the study area was examined with respect to the housing and environmental conditions. Problems of poor housing conditions and poor environmental sanitation were identified. An Area Cluster sampling was adopted and four areas were selected, namely; Idi-Araba; Idi-Oro; Olateju-Olosa; and Ojuwoye. Purposive sampling method was adopted, and 50 respondents were selected from each area, making a total of 200 respondents. Socioeconomic data of the respondents were collected through a structured questionnaire, and checklist for the assessment of the conditions of the sampled houses. 161 respondents, representing 81% of the total number of respondents were in the extended family structure with occupancy ratio of 4 persons per room, making physical distancing impossible, while working from home during the lockdown is impracticable due to the percentage of the traders and artisans which accounted for 85% of the occupational structure. Majority (66.5%) of respondents have Primary School Leaving Certificate as the highest educational level attainment and this accounted for poor compliance to COVID 19 preventions and precautions. Lack of potable water, substandard sizes of the rooms, and poor waste management are contributory factors to the high level of vulnerability of the study area to COVID 19. Adequate healthcare facilities as response to COVID 19 is recommended, while planning inputs in the form of spot clearance of urban renewal are imperative.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
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Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 15:28
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 15:28

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