Spatial distribution of slaughter slabs in Ilesa Region, Osun State, Nigeria
The study examines the spatial distribution of slaughter slabs in Ilesa region South West, Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Both primary and secondary data were obtained. The coordinates of the study area was generated from Google earth and imported to universal map downloader (UMD). Quantitative data were analyze with the aid of ArcMap to determine the spatial distributions of the slaughter slab locations and subsequently interpreted. The qualitative data were content analyzed. The study area revealed a total number of 44 slaughter slab locations in the study area. The study revealed that 43 of the slaughter slabs were owned and managed by private operators while only one was owned by the government. The analysis revealed that the majority of the slabs are situated close to the river. The nearest neighbor analysis of slaughter slabs operation revealed the observe means distance of 338.318 apart with expected means distance of 414.155. The nearest ratio Rn= 0.817 (R>1). This implies a cluster pattern in the distribution of slaughter slabs. This pattern of distribution is an indication of inadequate planning. The study therefore recommends that development of slaughter houses should be adequately planned to ensure equitable access by prospective customers within the region.
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