Government Urged to Give Human Face to Urban Renewal

Government Urged to Give Human Face to Urban Renewal

 
Government Urged to Give Human Face to Urban Renewal

Socio-Economic and Health Implications of Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal in Nigeria should be more holistic, by way of catering for the needs of people likely to be affected and get them involved from start to finish before demolition, to avoid negative impacts on the inhabitants.

That was the recommendation of Paul Oluwatomipe Adekola of Covenant University; Dr. Abimbola A. Allen of Adekunle Ajasin University; and Dr. Femi R. Tinuola, also of Adekunle Ajasin University, in their study titled, ‘Socio-Economic and Health Implications of Urban Renewal on Internally Displaced Persons in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria’.

While examining the socio-economic and health implications of urban renewal for residents of Ogun State, particularly in Abeokuta North and Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas, the researchers found out that urban renewal had a significant negative impact on the occupation, income and the health status of affected persons.

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