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Title: ANALYSIS OF RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND CENTRAL FUNCTIONS IN BURUKU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE
Authors: NJOUGHUL, CHRISTOPHER IGBAYIMA
Keywords: RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE
CENTRAL FUNCTIONS
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: NONE
Abstract: This study examined the levels of rural development in Buruku LGA on the basis of the quantum of rural infrastructure and central functions with the aim of isolating the determinants of rural development in Buruku LGA. Using survey research approach, 40 rural communities were purposefully selected using population of one thousand and above and 30 infrastructure and central functions based variables were measured to provide a perspective on the levels of rural development while 9 spatial variable were used as independent variables. The thirty rural development variables were subjected to Location Quotient while nine independent variables were factorized. The result revealed that out of the forty sampled localities, 22 representing 55% were classified as poor communities on the basis of low location quotient values of less than one. This implied that a majority of the localities studied had less than their fair share of infrastructure and central functions. Factors that account for spatial variations in the levels of rural development were investigated and the result showed that three factors were at work to drive the levels of rural development in Buruku LGA. These factors are the distance factor, locality development factor and the land factor. The distance factor was significant in 10 communities and explained 33.8 percent of the variance in the overall variables used for the factor analysis. The locality development factor was found to be significantly positive in about 8 communities and contributed about 28.4 percent of the variance in the overall variables used in the analysis. The land factor had a contribution of 11.8 percent of the variance in all the variables and was found to be at work outstandingly and positively in just 5 communities. The observed levels of rural development were subsequently mapped to provide a graphic picture that will guide rural development interventions in Buruku LGA. On the basis of the result, the study recommended among other measures that the fast urbanizing communities in Buruku LGA should be planned in order to forestall organic growth that will metamorphose into slums.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/608
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