Impact of physical infrastructure facilities on the living condition of residents in Festac Town, Lagos
The study utilises the survey design to hypothesise the impact of Estate Physical Infrastructure Facilities (EPIF) on the living conditions of residents of Festac town of Lagos. It identifies infrastructure issues that require urgent care. Using questionnaires on a sample population of 210 Festac residents and the stratified sampling technique to collect data, 81.4% response rate was attained. The primary variables of the study are the functional condition and the adequacy of the EPIF. From Pearson's chi-square and Crammer's V Symmetric measures, inferences were drawn about the deplorable functional condition and the inadequacies of the studied EPIF. Weak effects size between EPIF and living conditions were also verified. The poor status of water supply lines and pipework, street lighting, access roads and footpaths; the inadequacy of water supply, and drainage facilities are the infrastructure issues that exhibit least impacts on living conditions. The Estate is not able to meet the needs and aspirations of the residents significantly on the scale of EPIF. Cross boundary validity is not proven. Based on the empirical information, there is a need to upgrade the physical infrastructure facilities comprehensively.
Keywords: Living Conditions, Festac Town, Estate Infrastructure, Impact, Physical Facilities, Public Housing