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Impact Of Lamingo Dam On The Socio-Economic Activities Of The People In Jos Area Of Plateau State, Nigeria

Vivan Ezra Lekwot, Umuze Anita, Ali Andesikuteb Yakubu, Antipas Gabriel Ryeshak, Danjuma Andembutop Kwesaba
2014 Zenodo  
This study examines the socio-economic impact of Lamingo dam on the residents of Jos area close to the dam. Primary data was collected from households residing in the area. 102 copies of well-structured questionnaires were administered to the households. Questions were related to the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents and benefits or otherwise they derive from the presence of the dam. Questions regarding the type of socio-economic activities that have sprang up as result of the
more » ... as result of the presence of the dam. Data collected were analyzed using tables. The study result revealed that the presence of the dam in the study area impacted negatively on some of the socio-economic parameters such as health and land value, thus making the inhabitants of the area blame the dam for some water borne related diseases within the study area. The positive impact of the refinery on the study area is the increase in income generating ventures,commercial activities, domestic and industrial water supply. These have contributed to better livelihood for many of the inhabitants of the area. Suggestions were made towards improving the socio-economic conditions of residents.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3523981 fatcat:g6qrxyfx3fcxvcysb4cwobn6xm