A Study of the State of Infrastructure in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

EBEHIKHALU Nicholas Osagie, DAWAM Patrick D., KASIM Umar


The goal of this study was to investigate the present condition of infrastructure in Kuje, Gwagwalada and kwali towns, and head quarters of Kuje, Gwagwalada and Kwali Area Councils respectively. Data for the study were obtained from primary and secondary sources. Primary data were derived from field work, which involved direct interview technique including focused group discussion and administration of questionnaire. Structured questionnaire contained questions about the provisions and conditions of infrastructure in the study area. Through focused group discussion, information about the various opinions of the people were also obtained. Secondary data were sourced from related journal and articles and publications from governments and non-governmental organizations. The set of questionnaire administered were supplemented by field observation. A total of three hundred (300) questionnaires were administered to the various residents. Presentation of data was done using the relevant descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Relative importance index (R. I. I. = (4n4+3n3+2n2+1n1)/4N) was used to rank the level of importance the residents attached to the infrastructure. The results of the study showed that the infrastructures in the study area were in bad condition where provided and not able to perform the services desired of them. Hence, the study was of the view that this revelation should be taken by the government at various levels as a serious situation which needed immediate action considering the fact that without infrastructural development, there could be no meaningful socio-economic activities in any area.

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