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Donnish Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution

October 2015 Vol. 1(3), pp. 018-028

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Original Research Article


Environmental Laws in Nigeria: Negligence and Compliance on Road Transportation Land Use Planning Pattern in the South-South Geo-political Zone


Williams Oluwole Adebayo, Amen Osamede Jegede* and Joseph Adunbi Ogundele

Department of Geography and Planning Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author's E-mail: jegedeamen@yahoo.com

Accepted 28th August, 2015.



Abstract


This study examined the negligence and compliance on road transportation land use planning pattern in the south-south region of Nigeria. Gray (2011) stated that environmental law is a body of laws that seeks to protect or enhance the environment. He further stressed that environmental law was one of the fastest developing areas of laws at the end of the last century. Adding that it is difficult to find an area, where rules do not apply. Data for this study were collected from primary sources, through the administration of one thousand eight hundred (1800) questionnaires and physical survey of the area. Results from this study revealed that the major resultant effects of negligence of environmental laws in the study area were slow vehicular movement/traffic jam (20.8%), increased accident rate (22.6%), collapsed building and other infrastructural facilities (16.0%), and lack of access to other environment/areas (40.6%). This study recommends that most of the untarred roads, if not all, should be properly tarred in the study area, so as to avert the prevailing problems of flooding in the area. It was equally revealed that the proper land use and planning, and the enforcement of proper refuse disposal system and the provision of more drainage facilities in the area will help in controlling the problems of flooding and erosion on road transportation network in the study area.

Keywords: Compliance, Environment, Laws, Negligence, Road Transport, South-South Region of Nigeria.

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Williams Oluwole Adebayo, Amen Osamede Jegede and Joseph Adunbi Ogundele. Environmental Laws in Nigeria: Negligence and Compliance on Road Transportation Land Use Planning Pattern in the South-South Geo-political Zone. Donnish Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 1(3) 2015 pp. 018-028.


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