An Appraisal of the Attributes of Incremental Housing in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

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O. O. Ojo
A. A. Shittu
T. J. Adebolu


This paper examined the attributes of incremental housing in Akure, a three-stage sampling was done. First, the peripheral areas of Akure metropolis was identified and used as the clusters. The second stage of sampling involved selecting communities from each peripheral area in Akure metropolis. In selecting the communities, purposive sampling was employed. The third stage of sampling was used in choosing the target units which were the incremental house owners. Sample size was selected using statistically valid methods with the assurance of complete data from the sampling frame and such data are collected in a reliable manner. Google Earth imagery of the study area was gotten from Google Earth Pro. The imagery was digitized and the numbers of buildings were counted using Autocad. Oba-Ile had 1,013 buildings, Ijoka had 413 buildings, Igoba had 602 buildings while, Orita-Obele had 565 buildings, and the number of buildings from the four corridors were estimated to a total of 2,593 buildings. Findings revealed that incremental housing developers in Akure fringe areas generally have a household size of 4 to 6 members, despite that the respondents have been staying in the study area for years, there were still uncompleted buildings because of the low income class they belongs to, due to low income the completion of the project will still take a longer time, a good number of the incremental developers have building plans for their building projects, while there are some without building plans, it is an attribute of the majority of the housing developers to build houses without an approved building plan and majority of the incremental houses in the study were still under construction. It is recommended that the NGOs, Private sectors as well as Microfinance should help in encouraging the developers by giving them flexible loan and also create awareness, advocacy, project monitoring and evaluation, providing checks during projects and programmes implementation.

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O. Ojo, O., A. Shittu, A., & J. Adebolu, T. (2020). An Appraisal of the Attributes of Incremental Housing in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Geographical Research, 2(4), 1-10.
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