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Effects of Coastal Hazards on Residential Location and Relocation in Nigeria (Published)

Coastal hazards in Nigeria are becoming serious concerns for coastal residents. Apart from the loss of lives and properties, settlement relocation has been a consistent experience of communities around the coast. Multistage sampling method was used to select 870 respondents in the three hydrological division (Western liottoral, Niger Delta and Eastern Littora) of Nigeria. The study showed that coastal residents in response to coastal hazard occurrence relocate to a relatively safe site. The study recommends that costal communities should embark on construction of hazard resistant housing through community efforts

Keywords: Coastal Hazards, Relocation in Nigeria, Residential Location