International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 1 (2013), No. 1, Pages 22-29

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v1i1p22

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Challenges of Sustainability and Urban Development: A Case of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Omojola Omowumi Awosusi1  Amen Osamede Jegede2 

1Department of Sociology, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University
2Department of Geography and Planning Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University

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Abstract

Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs. As a result of the attraction of people to a particular geographical region due to perceived development, as time goes on, there will be competition in-various ways by which land can be put to use leading gradually to urban growth in such location. Data for this study were collected from primary sources, through personal observation and the random administration of 250 questionnaires on categories of respondents in the study area. Results for this study revealed that infrastructural facilities, poor health care delivery system, low standard of education and poor standard of living were the challenges of sustainability and development in the study area. This study therefore recommends that development programmes should be aimed at uplifting the standard of people in the area and as such maintenance culture should be imbibed by all and sundry in the study area.

Keywords: challenges, development programme, Ekiti State, sustainability, urbanization

To Cite this Article: Awosusi, O. O., & Jegede, A. O. (2013). Challenges of Sustainability and Urban Development: A Case of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. International Education Research, 1(1), 22-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.12735/ier.v1i1p22

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