Erosion in Oba-Akoko Ondo State Nigeria Causes and Effect

Temola Thomas Olayemi, Anthony Fadesola Anjorin, Abu Stephen Olatubosun

Abstract


The countries of sub-Saharan Africa are besieged by serious environmental degradation resulting in desert encroachment, draught and soil erosion due to either wind impact or very high intensive rainfall resulting in heavy runoff and soil loss and Oba-Akoko in Ondo State is no exception. The aim of this project therefore is to identify the causes of erosion problems in Oba-Akoko, this was done through direct observation as well as the use of structured questionnaire which were administered using the systematic random sampling method. The findings revealed that the greatest singular cause of erosion problems is the issue of blocked drainage which is occasioned by residents’ dumping of refuse in the drainage system especially during the raining season. To guide against the looming environmental disaster that is often associated with erosion, several recommendations were made which can safeguard the environment as well as the life of the residents if followed holistically.

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