Examining the environmental facilities on residents’ gratification in government estates - A Case Study of Borno State, Nigeria
Obed John Dagwa
Volume 1: Issue 1, August 2020, pp 54-60
Obed John Dagwa1
1Consultant, Ministry of Environment, Borno State, Nigeria.
Abstract:- Globally, housing deficit has been a major concern to humanity. The United Nations Development program have been working closely with government sectors to enhance access to adequate housing, especially to the most vulnerable communities affected in natural disasters or being caught in armed conflict. It is evident that most housing units owned by government is do not meet the gratification of the occupants. This research is conducted and inspired following multiple cases of reports and global issues. Thus, it was decided to examine the government estates housing scheme developers’ commitment to design and construct estates in environments with proper modern facilities. This research aims to assess the gratification level conveyed by the residents of government owned houses in Borno State, Nigeria, in the anticipation that the final output would enhance proper decision making in designing housing projects. The results of hypothesis tested show that environmental facilities have a significant effect on residents’ gratification. Analysis model of spearman Rho correlation analysis showed a correlation coefficient value of 0.085 with a significance probability point of 0.023. This implies a weak relationship exists between the environmental facilities and residents’ gratification. Furthermore, the significance probability point of 0.023 shows it is significant. This research shows that these environmental variables mode of refuse disposal, state of roads within the estate, level sanity, availability of trees for desertification indeed represent the important factors that influence overall residents’ gratification. The research paper concluded that by integrating the subjective assessments of the residents with developers’ aims and criteria, the laxities that produce ungratified attitude be annihilated. Residents’ gratification in government estates in the study area and future government housing projects can be enhanced through the provision of environmental facilities which will also function well in the government housing estates.
Index Terms:-Environment, Estates, Facilities, Government Estate, Residents Gratification.
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