Socio-Economics Impacts Of Erin-Ijesha Water Fall, Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria

Olaniyi Olatunde Akinola, Adeyemi E. O.,, Funmilayo Olukemi Abimbola


The study examines the socio – economic impact of Erin Ijesha waterfall, Erin Ijesha in Osun State in Nigeria. Another name for the waterfall is Olumirin Waterfall which is situated within the enclave of Erin Garden. Structured questionnaires were used to elicit information from respondents on the impacts of the waterfall within the community and the State in general. Direct benefits derived from the waterfall include: drinking water, irrigation for agricultural land, tourism activities, fishing and it has contributed significantly to the overall well -being of the people of the area. It was discovered that the full potentials of the waterfall are yet to be harnessed due to lack of commitment from stakeholders especially the Government to invest in the development of the waterfall. Developing the waterfall will not only be a source of revenue to the government, it will equally generate substantial employment, thus reducing the burden of unemployment in the State and the Country at large.

KEYWORDS: Waterfall, Socio-economic, Impact, Potential, Harness

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