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Assessment Of Market Facilities And Locational Effects On Adjoining Neighborhoods In Nigerian Urban Centers: Empirical Evidence From Akure, Nigeria

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Adeyinka S. A., Kuye O. A., Agbabiaka H. I.



Adjoining neighbourhoods, market facilities, patrons, traders, market facilities.



There is the need for people to buy and sell and transact their businesses in a way that life can go on normally. This study examined the markets facilities level and locational effects on adjoining neighbourhoods in Akure Township. Both primary and secondary data types were employed in the study; primary data were collected through the administration of questionnaire on traders and patrons/buyers in the markets, and residents of adjoining neighbourhoods and personal observation. Secondary data were collected from government publications. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistical methods which included frequency counts and Likert’s scale to analyse the satisfaction of traders and patrons on the facilities in the markets and severity of locational effects on residents of adjoining neighbourhoods. Findings from the study showed that facilities such as parking spaces, fire extinguishers, circulation spaces within the markets, trading spaces, safe area for children, perimeter fencing and loading and off-loading bay were inadequately provided. While on-street display of goods, traffic congestion, air pollution, on-street parking due to inadequate parking spaces were the severely perceived locational effects. The study concluded that facilities in the markets were inadequate and that markets constitute nuisances to the adjoining areas. It hereby recommends that markets in the study area be provided with the required level of facilities to prevent future urban problems.



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