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The Impact of Road Network on Distribution of Social Amenities: A Case Study of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State

DN Foin


The study focused on the effect of roads on the distribution of social amenities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. It took a critical look at the road network connectivity and accessibility of the towns in Giwa in an attempt to understanding the level to which these road network components affected the distribution of social infrastructure. The data for this study was derived from secondary sources ; (i)The topology of the routes was extracted from the base map of the local government area, and this took some
of the road network component. (ii)The statistical data on social amenities in the Local Government Area came from the various departments in the local government headquarters.
A correlation analysis was applied on the data and the results tested for significance. Results of the study showed that the relationship between road network, and node accessibility and the distribution of social amenities, with a correlation coefficient explanation of 36.9%. The high disparity observed in the distribution of social amenities is the result of very poor connectivity index as revealed by the road network
in the area.

The Information Manager Vol. 7 (2) 2007: pp. 1-7
AJOL African Journals Online