Evaluation of the Socio-Economic Impacts of Gully Erosion in Nkpor and Obosi

Ezeigwe, Patrick C.


The study conducted a comparative analysison the socio-economic impacts of soil erosion in Nkpor and Obosi. In doing this, questionnaires were administered randomly to the residents. The data generated were analyzed using cross tabulation, descriptive statistics, two sample T-Test and Z-Tests statistical techniques due to their nature. The results showed there is no serious variation between the socio-economic impacts of erosion in both communities. Furthermore it also showed that erosion have caused serious socio-economic impacts on the inhabitants of the area. Consequent upon the findings, the following recommendations were made: That there is a great need to conscientize the inhabitants of both Nkpor and Obosi and other flood susceptible areas of these environmental and socio-economic effects of flooding and the need for all to join in combating it, there should be development of an Integrated Environmental Management Programme (IEMP) for the state based on the principles of sustainable development to help tackle both the challenges of erosion and other environmental hazards. .

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