Analysis of MDG Projects on Land Use Planning In Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria


Evidences  from  the  literature  reveals  that  many United Nations resolutions and development targets had  remained  elusive  while  some  important  projects and  programmes  are  either  unimplemented  or  are not yielding  the  anticipated  outcomes. The politicization of decisions on MDG projects result in neglect of vital action area.     The study analysed the various Millennium Development Goal (MDG) projects on land use planning in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. It adopted the method of survey, direct observation, and review of literature in gathering relevant information on MDG projects in the study area. It reviews the impacts of the MDG projects on the residents. Also, it carried out a comparative analysis of the MDG projects in line with the goals and targets of the Millennium Declaration. The empirical survey carried out helped to identify major MDG projects in the study area. It was discovered that the bulk of that MDG projects in the study area have focused majorly on Goal-#1 of the millennium declaration with little effort in other goals/targets of the millennium declaration. This showed that MDG efforts are not properly aligned with the focus of realization of the MDGs in the study area. Improved method of involvement of residents in project decision making, deliberate creation of environment-friendly projects, deliberate broadening of investment into other goals of the Millennium declaration were some of the suggested ameliorative measures.

Keywords: Development Targets, Millennium Declaration, Millennium Development Goals, Politicization, Projects

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Pages: 37-54 (Download PDF)

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