This study is
focused on the “effect of population growth on land resources development”. A
case study in Aba
urban of Abia state. It is a comprehensive research on the course of population
growth problems, and benefits of the growth on land development. There is no
doubt that at present, there is link between development and population growth.
However, the fact that the two opinion are related to each other in many cases,
it is the main negative relationship between population and growth and the
level of land development as said in the study is that programmes for
controlling the rate of population growth should be encouraged. Therefore, it
is common practices among countries to have a population census every ten years
to know the number of people in that country such as males, females, age and
occupational groups. The main point of this write-up is emphasizes on the
physical components of environment because population growth has effected
buildings, roads, landuse and development which makes up the urban areas.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
APPROVAL PAGE i
THE SCOPE OF THE
ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY 4
THE STUDY AREA 6
DATA METHODOLOGY 8
AND FINDING 8
ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS 9
POPULATION GROWTH 10
THE EFFECT OF
HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION 13
EFFECTS ON WATER
AND ELECTRICITY 14
EFFECTS ON THE
IMPROVEMENT ON LAND 14
DEMAND FOR FOOD 15
EFFECTS ON URBAN LAND USE 15
THE CONCEPT OF
RURAL DEVELOPMENT 17
URBAN LAND USE
AND CONCLUSION 24
REFERENCE S 29
common problem facing most state in Nigeria today is how to improve the
standard of living of the vast majority of their people.
Consequently, most state like Abia is
involved in a variety of programmes designed to speed up the process of
socio-economic and physical development. Development planners in different
parts of Abia have realized in relent time that understanding of the population
in the development process of Abia is important.
This is due to the fact that population
has big impact on the economic, social and physical development of Abia state.
It is therefore, certain that the population factor can do much to either
promote or frustrate a state’s uppermost development objective.
This study on population impact on
land development at this time the state population increased with inadequate
economic and physical growth of the state that needs a study to fight against
its contents future occurrence. Information has been shown that this state
population has reached the four million and if measure are not taken quickly,
the situation could lead to HUNGER, POVERTY,
DISEASE, OVERCROWDING and can no longer be allowed in both
the developed and undeveloped state. All these consequence of increasing in
number of people will have a general effect on land development, the identified
effects like overcrowding and poverty is what the study will aim at finding
solution to its improvements.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
To find out the effect of population
growth on land development in Aba.
To identity the problems associated with
the effect and ways of solving them in other to better the life of the growing
To find ways of minimizing the
population growth in Aba.
In other to achieve the already state
objective, the main facts and figures used in this study were gathered through
personal efforts and various approaches were also adopted. This includes:
survey: In other to get some of the information already
field survey method was adopted which covered areas like Obioma Ngwa, Osisioma
Ngwa, Isiala Ngwa, Isiala Ngwa South, Aba South and Aba North.
2. Information population census residence
interviews were held with individual and government parastatals.
4. Sources from Aba Local Government Authority.
5. Reference to journal, Newspaper and books
were conduced in several areas within the Estate Surveyors and valuers forms in
which help to compile and analysed to five the result presented in this study.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
study is concerned with the causes and the general problems of population
growth in Aba
metropolis. The result will give the growth of population and its effect on
land development. Based on the findings, recommendations will be laid out for
development of the area.
is an ever-increasing demand for due to the increasing number of people based
on these arguments that the physical, social and economic impacts of population
growth are to be fully integrated. The research will give information on reason
for increasing growth of people in the area and it’s impact on amenities.
OF THE STUDY
of population growth land development is divided into five chapters. The first
chapter deals with the introduction discussion on the study area and its
people. The second chapter high lights on the study area and difficulties.
The third chapter deals on the data
analysis and findings, socio-economic, characteristic, physical development,
effect of population growth and transportation, effect of housing and
accommodation, effect on improvement on land and urban land use. Chapter four
deals with population control, standard of living, education, urban land use,
housing, transportation, recreation while lase chapter five deals on
recommendation, conclusion, biography and questionnaires.