Evaluation of Infrastructure in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria
The study examined the quantity and quality of infrastructure in Ibadan, Nigeria with a view to using the information to provide policy guidelines for sustainable infrastructural development. Using stratified sampling technique, a total of fifteen wards from the five local government areas in Ibadan metropolis were selected for study. The selection of all the local government areas is based on the fact that all of them cut across all the residential zones in the metropolis and they all topologically converge at the center of the city. Primary data for the study were sourced through the questionnaire administered on 1,035 respondents (2% of household heads in all the residential buildings in the metropolis), using systematic sampling technique. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyze the data earned. Findings established that 93.14%, 92.27%, 75.07%, 68.99% and 68.02% of the residents had access to nursery/primary school, market, secondary school and mosque respectively. Moreover, while maternity center was accessed by 66.57%, communication facility was used by 58.16%. Although, library was available and accessed by residents, its usage was the least (5.22%) in the study area. The five facilities that residents were very dissatisfied with were waste disposal facilities, nursery/primary school, security/police post, recreational facilities and transport network. The study revealed that facilities such as water supply, restaurant, dispensary, drainage, electricity supply, waste disposal, and fire station, were insufficiently available in the study area. Thus, the study concluded that infrastructure facilities in Ibadan metropolis were poor.