Journal of Contemporary Urbanology

EFFECT OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING CONDITION ON INTRA-URBAN MIGRATION IN SHOMOLU, LAGOS, NIGERIA<

1O. O. AGUNLOYE and 2A. I. BAKO (1Department of Urban and Regional Planning University of Lagos; 2Department of Urban and Regional Planning University of Borin *Correspondence E-mail alibbako@yahoo.com).

Abstract

The pace of urbanization in Nigeria has been dramatic in recent times. This has translated to the increase challenge of intra-urban residential migration. This study investigates the effects of housing condition on intra-urban residential migration in Shomolu (with Ward B as the destination) Lagos. The primary data were on housing condition and intra-urban residential migration. A reconnaissance survey of Shomolu Ward 'B' was carried out. The sample frame used for this study was 1864 households. The sample ratio through Morgan's sample size determining table was estimated as 5%, which translates 93 households' heads. The systematic random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondents. The statistical tools used is the spearman's rank correlation co-efficient. Variables were converted into the binary form and recorded. The study found that most (92.4%) respondents have lived in Shomolu for <15years. Besides, results on the frequency of previous places of residence showed that 22 respondents representing 23.7% had lived in one place within the study area. Results from inferential analysis revealed that toilet facilities and residents' duration of stay have a positive relationship (n=93, p>O.OI, r.=0.863); that there are positive significant relationship between intra-urban residential mobility of respondents and residents building sanitation in the study area (n=93, p>O.01, r,=0.311) positive statistically significant relationship between respondents' condition offloor andresidents'duration in the study area (n=93, p>0.05, r,=0.230). This study concludes that the housing condition has influence on the intra-urban residential migration.

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