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SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

OKO, P. E.; EGBAI, O. O.; ARIKPO, I. A.

Abstract
The study examined the impact of population growth on land use changes in Obudu, Nigeria. The
main problem that elicited interest in this study include the rapid increase in human population in the study area
and the attendant effect of land use transformation and other environmental related problems of population
growth and land use changes. The main object ives of the study include: to investigate population related land
use changes in the study area, to identify the factors that governed land use changes and the classes of different
land uses during the period under study and to ascertain the extent and trend of population growth and land use
changes in the study area. Data for the study were collected from Nat ional Population Commission (NPC), the
United States Geological Survey Agency, the Cross-River State Ministry of Land and Survey and the Cross-
River Basin Development Authority. Simple random sampling technique was employed in the administration of
questionnaire on 120 respondents from the ten wards of the study area. Three sets of remotely sensed data were
used to measure the land use/land cover changes during the periods 1986 2013. The results confirmed a strong
relationship between population growth and land use changes in Obudu. Furthermore, the result had shown that
between 1986 and 2013 there was steady increase in population and this resulted to land use changes which
triggered other environmental problems in the study area. The work concludes by recommending that
government through the Town Planning and Development Control should be met iculous in their work, zoning
regulations should be put in place and concerned agencies should ensure compliance by developers on the land
and other land related activities.

Key words: Population growth, land use changes, GIS, remote sensing, Obudu


 
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E. OP, O. EO, A AI. SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 155-166. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20


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E. OP, O. EO, A AI. SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=67858 [Access: May 30, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20


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E. OP, O. EO, A AI. SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 155-166. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20



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E. OP, O. EO, A AI. SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. JCR. (2021), [cited May 30, 2021]; 8(2): 155-166. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20



Harvard Style

E., O. P., O., . E. O. & A, . A. I. (2021) SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. JCR, 8 (2), 155-166. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20



Turabian Style

E., OKO, P., EGBAI, O. O., and ARIKPO, I. A. 2021. SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 155-166. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20



Chicago Style

E., OKO, P., EGBAI, O. O., and ARIKPO, I. A. "SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 155-166. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

E., OKO, P., EGBAI, O. O., and ARIKPO, I. A. "SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 155-166. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

E., O. P., O., . E. O. & A, . A. I. (2021) SPATIO-TEMPORAL ASSESSMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LANDUSE CHANGES IN OBUDU, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 155-166. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.20