Abstract

Street trading is a common activity in Nigerian cities, including Akure. This is prominent in cities because a lot of people migrate to cities to get a better life. When the desired jobs are not available, street trading is usually resulted to in an attempt to earn a living. This activity has lots of issues attached to it but this study examines the environmental impact of street trading activity in Akure, Ondo State. Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) North gate area and Olukayode axis around Oja-Oba were selected for the study. 85 respondents were randomly selected for the study. The relevant government agencies in Ondo State such as Ondo state Ministries of Environment, Education and Women affairs were also sampled for the study in order to get information on their efforts in relation to street trading activities, especially in Akure. Findings revealed that the street trading activities usually cause filthy environment, traffic congestion among others. Sensitization of the public on the dangers that come with street trading was strongly recommended.

How to Cite
ADEKEMI, OMOLE, ABEREOLA TEMITAYO, Olusa. Environmental Impact of Street Trading in Akure, Ondo State Nigeria. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], aug. 2021. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3730>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2022.