This project work examine the problems of road transportation in
Edo State, Egor as a case study. The objective of the study includes to examine
the role of road transportation. And the problems of road transportation. The
method used in collecting data was the questionnaires. The method used for data
analysis is the simple percentage, the mode of findings in Egor Local
Government Area in Egor LGA is road transport. And the transportation problems
in Egor Local Government Area include bad roads, flooding of roads, traffic
road congestion should be better designed, coordinated and maintained. To curb
the problem of road transportation in Egor LGA it was recommended that road.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Objective of the study
Scope of the study
Limitation of the study
Significance of the study
Definition of terms
The concept of road transportation
The roles of road transportation
Problems facing road transportation
Solutions to the problem of road transportation
Roads in Nigeria concurrent list
Government policy on road transportation in Nigeria
Population of the study
Validity of the test
Reliability of the test
Administration of instrument
Methods/procedures for data collection
Method of data analysis
Presentation and analysis of
Test of hypothesis
Analysis of data drawn
Summary of Findings, Conclusion
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
One of the major challenges to the economic and social well being of Nigeria in
the past five years is the steady decline in the number of transport facilities
nation wide resulting to road transportation problem. Nigeria is presently on
the average of an imminent crisis and a state of paralysis of transportation.
This is particularly manifested in the problems experienced in mass transit in
rural areas as well as in urban areas. Road are very important to us. We travel
from place to place along them on foot, on bicycles, by cars etc. our food and
other goods come to us along roads, from the market in a near by villages, from
the factories in our towns and cities or from far away countries.
The most important means of conveying passengers and goods in Nigeria is road
transportation. Early roads were built in the middle east soon after the
invention of wheel and internal combustion engine in about 3000BC as trade
developed between towns and villages,. More roads were constructed. The Romans,
Eurasians, Egyptians, Etruscans and Carthaginians were known as the earliest
roads builders modern. Road construction in Nigeria is relatively a recent foot
path developments were in existence before the coming of the missionaries. Some
of these routes were developed as motorable roads in order to supplement the
roles of railways system. There are narrower tarred roads between the towns and
there are thousands of small untarred roads that join one village to another
all over Nigeria. Road has become a major problem linkage between city to city.
The untarred road and high rate of pole holes has caused a great damages to
many values leading to lake in fares and most of the available goods carried or
transported to our town. To a near by village are often expensive. In Egor LGA,
the popular means of transportation is road. A lot of economic activities have
been hindered due to bad road leading to shortage of vehicle, and like in
fares. People find it difficult to move from one place to another even along
footpaths as a result of water that has accumulated all over the place.
transportation has become unbearable to the people within Egor LGA by and
large, it is imperative to note that the rapid growth of our nations, the
problem of urbanization, the growth of industries and our commitment to rural
development are factors that call for an effective implementation of the
national transportation coordination policy.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE
Over the years a lot of attention and considerable efforts have been directed
at improving road transport in Nigeria as a whole but these roads having been
commissioned are left uncared for with holes and cracks doting the highways.
Though a lot of money has been spent to promote a smooth good road, the
Nigerian factor will not allow the assigned officials to carryout such jobs
until the roads become a “death trap” inspite of millions invest on the nation
road over the years. This research therefore seeks to investigate the problems
of road transportation.
What are the problems of road transportation in the area?
What are the causes of road transportation in the area?
What are the effects of road transportation in the area?
OBJECTIVES OF STUDY
This research work is set out
to investigate road transportation in Egor Local Government Area, Edo State and
which have hindered movement of people goods and services. It is also to
examine the concept of road transportation, identify or examine the roles of
road transportation, examine the problems of road transportation, examine the
causes and effects of road transportation and proffer solutions to the problem
of road transportation.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The study will cover Egor LGA
of Edo State. It will focus on the problems of road transportation in the area.
In order to investigate into
the problems of road transportation in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State
the researcher formulated the following research questions.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
Road transportation is one of
the most important and popular means of transportation in Egor LGA. Eventually
all economic activities are carried out by the use of road transport. The study
therefore look into the problem of road transportation in the area, the causes,
effect with a view, proffering solution to the problem of road transportation
in the area.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Environment: This is a
geographical location that comprises of territory.
Goods: Thins (not people) that
are transported by rail or road.
Passenger: A person who is
traveling in a car, bus, train, plane or ship and who is not driving it working
Ply: To travel regularly along
a particular route or between two particular places.
Pot hole: A large rough hole in
the surface of the road is formed by traffic and bad weather.
Road: Specially prepared way,
publicly or privately owned between places for the use of pedestrians riders,
Route: A fixed way along which
a bus train etc regularly travels or goods are regularly sent.
Transportation: A mean of which
goods, services and passengers are carried from one place of origin to the
place of destination.
Vehicle: Any conveyance
(usually wheeled e.g. a cart, lorry, motor-car but also a sledge) for goods or
passengers or road or land.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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