Evaluation of Connectivity Algorithms in Road Network Analysis of Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria (Published)
Rural road network has been considered as the combinations of several routes into a more or less integrated structure permitting movements between many nodes. The study evaluated road network level of seven (7) villages in Oriire LGA of Oyo State. Oriire LGA is one of the agricultural producing areas of Oyo State this is because the major occupation is agriculture. Geographical information system was used to capture the road network pattern of the study area. Connectivity indices such as alpha (α), beta (β), gamma (γ) and cyclomatic number (μ) were adopted to evaluate the level of connectivity. The result revealed that, (α = 0.87), (β = 1.87), (γ = 0.78) and (μ = 7) which are significant as 0.5, 0.1, 0.5 and 1-10 respectively. These values indicated that, the selected villages have nodal connectivity of at least three (3) and that, the connectivity level is at medium. The study concluded that, the study area is connected by roads however, the connectivity do not tend to the most important village (Tewure) the rural commercial center. It is therefore suggested that Onigba with the highest nodal connectivity be made a mini-rural market.
Citation: James B.O., and Adeboje A.O. (2022) Evaluation of Connectivity Algorithms in Road Network Analysis of Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria, International Journal of History and Philosophical Research, Vol.10, No.2, pp.18-24
The Impact of Rural Roads and Bridges on the Socio-economic Development of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria: An Evaluation (Published)
Rural roads and bridges form the basis for transformation and communication. They constitute the most critical infrastructure in the rural, and by extension national development drive. Contributions of rural roads and brides to rural development include: accelerated delivery of farm inputs and evacuation of product and reduction in the cost of transportation. On the other hand lack of rural access roads has killed the dreams and resilience of those who may have chosen to live in the villages with their villages cut away from the city and potentials in the villages wasting away, these set of people have chosen to join the rest for urban life. Since majority of economic activities in our society depend in one way or the other on road infrastructure, Akwa Ibom State Government from 1999 made an effort to provide roads and bridges. This work therefore assessed the impact of government effort in the provision of rural road and bridges on the socio-economic transformation of the State. The study adopted a historical as well as descriptive approach in data collection. The study therefore revealed that the government efforts has increased socio-economic activities in the state as people and goods now move freely from rural areas to the urban centres. The study further revealed that provision of rural roads and bridges has equally helped to reduce the cost of transportation in the state. Above all, it has reduced rural urban drift in the state. Based on this, the study recommended that the government should sustain the present tempo by increasing fund allocation in the annual budget for rural roads and bridges.