Potential Benefits of Indigenous Earth as Building Materials for Shelter Provision in Socio Economy Development in Nigeria: A Case Study of Origbo Communities in Osun State South West of Nigeria (Published)
Improved indigenous shelter performance play an important role in quality of living and socio-economic activities. Finding support that substandard shelter situated at the rural area encourages rural urban drift and discourages local industrial developments, this generated unemployment problem. Interaction with rural dweller reveal that the quality of life developments is affected because of appreciable rural development need, such as quality shelter system that will enhance quality of living, education system, health system and industrial development. This research focuses on how indigenous earth as building material can be adopted and improved to provide adequate and appropriate building performance for a variety of purpose that will enhance socio economy development. Data were obtained through the stratification of the study area which comprises of seven communities of Origbo in Ife North Local Government area of Osun state south Nigeria, data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and one-way analysis variance (ANOV) to determine the relationship of earth as building material and potential benefits that associated with it which include cost, affordability and availability.The research concludes, which indicates the significance of shelter to improve both local and national economy and development of capacity of socio-economic base of the nation especially in the poorly developed economic communities.
Citation: Akinkunmi, Joel Olukunle (2022) Potential Benefits of Indigenous Earth as Building Materials for Shelter Provision in Socio Economy Development in Nigeria: A Case Study of Origbo Communities in Osun State South West of Nigeria, British Journal of Earth Sciences Research, Vol.10, No.2, pp.1-,14