Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 394

Article in Press

An Approach to Rural Transport Infrastructural Improvement and Poverty Reduction Strategy in Akoko South – West Local Government Areas of Ondo State, Nigeria


  •  Received: 11 December 2020
  •  Accepted: 04 June 2021
In Nigeria and other developing part of the word, transport infrastructural facilities are underdeveloped and of poor quality to enhance transportation system of the rural dwellers in order to better improve on their quality of life. This study, therefore, examined the various transport infrastructural facilities and the factors effecting its improvement as it may result to high poverty reduction in the Rural Areas of Ondo State, Nigeria. Data were collected through multistage procedures in 11 randomly selected settlements while a total of 110 questionnaires were administered to the household head both male and female in the study area. Data collected were analyzed using simple descriptive statistical analysis to explain the socio- economic variables of the respondents as well as the impact of transport infrastructural development of poverty reduction in the study area. Similarly, inferential statistical analysis were employed to know weathers transport infrastructural facilities has significant influence on poverty reduction on the rural dwellers in the study area.The results revealed that there is a great relationship between transport infrastructural facilities improvement and level of poverty reduction in the study area. The paper, therefore, recommends that provision for transport infrastructural facility should be part of its budget for proper planning policy for rural development

Keywords: Approach, rural-transport, infrastructure poverty and strategy