Application of GIS Technology to Electrical Infrastructure Management (Case study of Ilaro Town, South Western Nigeria)

Adedokun, A.M and Adewara, M.B (2016) Application of GIS Technology to Electrical Infrastructure Management (Case study of Ilaro Town, South Western Nigeria). International Journal of Socioeconomic Development and Strategic Studies, 8 (1). pp. 369-382.

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Infrastructure is a key, if not the first element for the generation of economic growth and development. It is no doubt the main driver of urban activities. Recalling from the large outcry from members of the Nigerian communities, experts have added that a durable and sustainable socio-economic development can never be realistic without paying due attention to the development and improvement of infrastructure. Infrastructures cross over any urban landscape. They vary substantially in form, use, structure, design, material and specific purpose and so their maintenance need, pattern and plan will differ. Nevertheless, the maintenance approach can be fundamentally the same. It is against this backdrop that this paper aimed at analyzing the existing infrastructural facilities in Ilaro town and proffer ways to imbibe a sustainable infrastructure management and maintenance culture. It examined the major problems of maintenance management of electric facilities in the public sector using GIS tools for analysis of gathered spatial data. Technology for development, Institutional factors, management and maintenance, equipment problems, Corruption and financial problems were identified. Several proposals have been exhausted. This paper proposes that appropriate strategies such as establishing a maintenance audit system; providing training and increasing staff capacity; establishing the capacity for maintenance management; undertaking institutional and legislative adjustments; promoting community participation to improve funding and investing in research and human resources which will enhance professionalism in technical and management skill.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
Depositing User: Mr Daniel Kumoye
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 14:49
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 14:49

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