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Accessing and utilizing services by rural borderland communities in South-Western Nigeria
Accessing and utilizing services by rural borderland communities in South-Western Nigeria

Author(s): Kehinde Olayinka POPOOLA, Susanne E. SPEAK
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Government/Political systems, Evaluation research, Health and medicine and law, Rural and urban sociology, Environmental interactions
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: access to services; rural communities; borderland communities; deprivation; South-Western Nigeria;

Summary/Abstract: Borderland communities hold a strategic position in many countries. However, in spite of this, many of these communities, specifically in Nigeria, are still characterized by neglect and underdevelopment. Based on the above fact, this study explores the service deprivation and coping strategies of rural borderland communities in South-Western Nigeria. The study revealed that the majority of inhabitants of rural borderland (64.0%) get their water supply straight from streams and are bound to cover distances of 500 meters or longer to collect water. Similarly, the majority of them defecate in bush reserves around their houses.

  • Issue Year: 18/2018
  • Issue No: 4 (48)
  • Page Range: 1335-1349
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English