A Review of Sanitation Challenges in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria
1*Olanrewaju, S. O. and 2Afolabi, M. B.
1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
2Globalclique | Ibugbe and Partners, Lagos, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org: +2347038540456,
Increasing population explosion in Nigerian cities has been accompanied with diverse environmental challenges. One of the variants of such challenges is poor sanitation practices which persist despite series of governmental interventions. It is against this background that in this study, various sanitation challenges in Ibadan metropolis were evaluated with a view to proffering recommendations that will aid the achievement of best sanitation practices and a healthy city. In this study, secondary data were utilized and were sourced from environmental based journals and databanks of government agencies. A critical review of the existing situation revealed that population explosion coupled with high illiteracy rate of the inhabitants of Ibadan metropolis affects their waste management and sanitation practices. Also, many sanitation approaches in the city failed because they were not community oriented, hence citizen participation is minimal. A holistic community-based approach of sanitation practice through the involvement of traditional rulers and community-based organizations and sensitization programme using indigenous language is therefore recommended.
Keywords: Sanitation, Healthy city, Sewage, waste water