BASORUN Joseph Omoniyi (Publications)
Publisher International Journal Of Sustainable Society, 1(1-2),31-35, USA
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Government Challenges In Housing The Urban Poor In Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. International Journal Of Sustainable Society, 1(1-2),31-35.
Publication Authors Basorun, J.O. and Fadairo, G.
Year Published 2012
Abstract

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Publisher International Journal Of Agricultural, Food And Environmental Sciences
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Factors Influencing Rice Production In Igbemo-Ekiti Region Of Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph BasorunJulius Olubunmi Fasakin
Year Published 2012
Abstract

This paper reports the important factors influencing rice production in Igbemo-Ekiti region of Nigeria. It does so in the context of African Regional Requirement for Food Security and Economic Development (ARFSED). One hundred and forty six (146) respondents were selected from the twenty-one (21) residential quarters of the region, through proportional random sampling technique. Using the multiple linear regression model for analysis, the study discovered that; (i) the status of the rice farmers,(ii) area of land cultivated, (iii) availability of market for the rice products (iv) the number of laborers engaged in production and (v) the use of agro-chemicals are crucial factors impacting production. The paper offers useful planning policies, particularly, promotion of status ratio in production, farm mechanization, cooperative fund, regional market development, and decentralization of agricultural input supply to enhance rice production and meet regional food demand.


Publisher Journal Of Food Distribution Research
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Estimating The Geographical Influence Of Rice Consumption From A Regional Agropole In Ekiti State, Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2012
Abstract

Rice is a commodity of strong economic importance with vital implications for regional development. Rice is the main crop in Igbemo-Ekiti, Nigeria, yet the full economic effect of its production is yet to be determined. This study explores the geographical infl uence of rice consumption from Igbemo, a regional agropole in Ekiti state. Five hundred respondents were interviewed in 18 of the 69 residential quarters that constitute the six Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the study region. Using the double-log version of the multiple linear regression models for analysis, the study discovered that the level of availability of the rice, the regularity of its consumption, its sourcing, its market price, its quality, and the income of the consumer are crucial factors impacting consumption of rice from Igbemo. Policy measures are discussed based on research findings. 


Publisher Journal Of Environmental Protection
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title The Evolving Roles Of Landscaping In Campus Space Management: Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria In Focus
Publication Authors Olanibi Julius Adekunle, Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2016
Abstract

The aesthetic quality of most of the universities’ campus environment in Nigeria deserves attention considering the inadequate, misused and mismanagement of the campuses’ open spaces. This has exerted a major strain on the welfare and productivity of people (staff and students) in the universities. This study identifies the evolving positive roles of landscape in campus space management with a particular reference to the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Random sampling method was adopted to collect data and information from the students, staff and heads of Planning and Horticulture Units of the institution. The results show that, challenges facing landscape planning in the university include inadequate finance, inadequate facilities, management problem and attitudinal problem of landscape users. The study recommends proper use and management of open space, landscape elements, outdoor rooms with various spatial qualities, and provision of enough funds to Planning and Horticulture units for landscape planning and environmental improvements.


Publisher The International Academic Forum
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Reinvigorating Urban Nodes And Spatial Growth In Akure, Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph Omoniyi Basorun
Year Published 2015
Abstract

Rapid urbanization in developing nations of the world is quite obvious. In Nigeria, the uncontrolled intensification of land use at the designated business cores of its urban centres (nodes) is now an issue of serious planning and management concerns. Governments at various levels are currently facing the daunting challenge of controlling these urban physical and social problems of almost defied solution which planners are striving to address with planning-driven strategies. The interest in Akure for this research is because it is an urban centre and the administrative capital of Ondo State that has witnessed immense development and growth in commercial activities with incidents of multiple dysfunctional nodes. This paper disaggregates Akure into the specific neighbourhoods with nodes using remotely sensed and demographic data for analysis of relationship between planned and unplanned nodes in the city viz-a-viz the effect on spatial interaction. This will help to generate effective business core and management toolkits for urban planners, environmental managers and students/researchers while representing advisory mechanism to government and non-governmental organisations.
Reinvigorating Urban Nodes and Spatial Growth in Akure, Nigeria. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317106101_Reinvigorating_Urban_Nodes_and_Spatial_Growth_in_Akure_Nigeria [accessed Jun 22, 2017].


Publisher Bloomfield Academic Society
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title ACCESS TO SAFE WATER IN AKURE: A PARADOX IN NIGERIAN URBANIZED REGIONS
Publication Authors Olubunmi L. LAWAL, J oseph O. BASORUN
Year Published 2015
Abstract

One of the fundamental problems affecting millions of Nigerians is lack of access to safe sources of water. This study assesses the level of access to safe water by the inhabitants of Akure. Two thousand eight hundred and eighty one (2881) residential buildings in four residential neighbourhoods of Akure represent the research population. Using systematic random sampling technique, questionnaires were administered on a married woman in a household at every 10th building interval thus, giving a sample size of two hundred and eighty eight (288) respondents. Data was analyzed using simple descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages. Analysis of data revealed that; private well was the major source of water supply in Akure, most of which were not protected and treated, Government at the state and local levels could not satisfy the safe water needs of their citizenry and the relatively few water supply facilities provided by government were in a state of disrepair. Some practicable recommendations were made based on research findings. 


Publisher Journal Of Development Studies
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Sustainable Development Of Ewu-Urhobo Rural Region Of Delta State, Nigeria
Publication Authors Olukayode Olawumi Rotowa, Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2015
Abstract
In realizing accelerated development in the rural areas, settlement planning and institutions such as Cooperative, Thrift and Credit societies must act as catalysts. In addition, a bottom-up approach of planning with the people is necessary to make developmental activities relevant to dwellers of these areas. This paper appraises rural development efforts in Nigeria in relation to its impact on Ewu-Urhobo region of Delta State. Ewu-Urhobo region has four localities with one paramount ruler. Two hundred and ninety seven (267) respondents were randomly selected for the study. Analysis of data was done using simple percentile. The research discovered that most of the people in the region earn low annual income because development efforts have not trickled down to the rural areas. Policy measures were suggested based on research findings.

Publisher International Journal Of Contemporary Applied Sciences
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Peri-Urban Development Planning Of Igusin Community In Akure Region, Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun, Daramola J. O.
Year Published 2015
Abstract

Regional planning considers sustenance of rural commuting zone to reduce migration to urban centres. Igusin is a peri-urban settlement to Akure – the capital city of Ondo State, Nigeria. About 225 respondents were sampled in the community, while data analysis utilized simple descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages. Research findings show that people migrate from the community to Akure due to lack of infrastructural facilities, amenities and employment opportunities among others. Policy measures were recommended based on research findings to improve on the development planning of the community.


Publisher British Journal Of Applied Science And Technology
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Rejuvenating The Economies Of Ogbese Rural Region, Nigeria
Publication Authors Daramola J. O., Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2014
Abstract

Aims: To examine the level of socioeconomic and physical development of Ogbese town vis-à-vis the regional development potentials. Study Design: Reconnaissance survey and administration of questionnaires were carried out in the study. Place and Duration of Study: Ogbese region in Akure Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria, between July and August, 2013. Methodology: We sampled 96 respondents in the study region (Ogbese 60, Elemo 8, Benin 7, Owode 9, Araromi 7 and Lisa 5). Data analysis was carried out using descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages. Results: Research findings show that agriculture as the spine of the rural regional economy is declining due to the financial constraints and failure of the farmers and traders to harness labor and facilities for effective operations. Conclusion: Policy measures were recommended based on research findings to improve the economies of the rural environment.


Publisher European International Journal Of Science And Techn Ology
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Spatial Analysis Of Dam Water Distribution In Ero Region, Nigeria
Publication Authors O J Omoniyi, Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2013
Abstract
Ero dam in Ekiti State, Nigeria, is big enough to supply water to the people of Ekiti, yet the problem of water in the region keeps increasing every year. This paper, therefore, examines the spatial distribution ofEro dam water in its catchment which is the study region. Six hundred and twenty one dwellers were randomly selected and interviewed in the existing sixty residential quarters in the region. Data analysis was carried out using simple descriptive statistics such as percentages and the Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation test. Findings reveal that water reticulation from Ero Dam covers almost all the settlements in the region, but its inadequate management and shortage of equipments used in the Dam are major problems that hinder the effective distribution of water from the dam. Policy measures were offered based on research findings.

Publisher International Journal Of Education And Research
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Quality Learning In Large Classes
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2013
Abstract
Th
e tension created by the increase in large classes in most universities worldwide call for serious
attention. The overa
ll decline in resources of these
in
stitutions couple
d
with the dramatic growth in
student enrolment complicate the situation. Students
are now more likely to have less consultation
with their lecturers with inadequate access to learning support services. This paper makes a review
of the case and adopts innovative strategies for quality teaching and learning in the universities.

Publisher International Journal Of Sustainable Development
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Sustainable Micro-Finance For Small-scale Rice Processors In The Rural Region Of Igbemo-Ekiti, Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2013
Abstract
Small–scale food processing structure in developing countries has become a critical issue, now that many find it difficult to sustain food production. This study, therefore, reports the small-scale rice processing situation in Igbemo-Ekiti, Nigeria vis-à-vis the investors‟ capabilities. Seventy two (72) processors were interviewed in twenty one (21) residential quarters of the town. Using the Pearson‟s Correlation test of processor‟s variables, findings reveal strong relationship between processor‟s income, mode of operation, processing activities, expenditure, and institutional assistance. Policy measures are advanced based on research findings.

Publisher British Journal Of Arts And Social Science
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Assessing The Significant Factors Influencing The Location Of Rice Marketers In Igbemo Region, Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun, J O Fasakin
Year Published 2013
Abstract

This paper reports the locational factors impacting local rice (Igbemo rice) marketing in Ekiti State, Nigeria in the context of African regional requirements for food security and economic development. Seventeen (17) markets were randomly selected in the study region in six (6) Local Government Areas (LGAs). Two hundred and ninety one (291) respondents were interviewed, representing total census of the local rice sellers in the selected markets. The study employed the multiple linear regression model for data analysis. Marketers mode of selling, price of rice, income of the marketer and expenditure on marketing are crucial locational factors impacting rice marketing. The paper explores spatial distribution of rice as a staple food around a production centre in Nigeria. Based on the significant role of the marketers location in the distribution processes, it offers useful planning policies, in particular, marketing centres, good transportation infrastructure and establishment of micro-credit unions that can enhance the revenue base of the traders. The paper makes recommendations geared towards improving rice marketing business in the region.


Publisher European Journal Of Sustainable Development
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Planning And Restoration Of Environmental Values In Nigeria Dysfunctional Societies
Publication Authors Dorcas Ayeni, Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2013
Abstract

Urban centers in Nigeria are becoming dysfunctional – a situation that threatens our environmental values. This study, examines the pattern, process and problems of these societies which experience rapid urban development pressure on account of high population growth and decentralization of governance in the form of states and local government creations. The study adopts extensive review of literature and findings reveal that Nigeria records very high level of urbanization and pollution, lacks effective cultural and physical planning policies, mismanages its urban open spaces, without adequate personnel to plan and organize the urban environments. Recommendations were made on ways of restoring these environmental values through effective planning of urban centers in Nigeria.


Publisher IOSR Journal Of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Environmental Pollution And Refinery Operations In An Oil Producing Region Of Nigeria: A Focus On Warri Petrochemical Company.
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun, Olamiju Isaac Oluwadare
Year Published 2013
Abstract
The environment is considered as man’s important asset that must be protected for his life support. Unfortunately, the situation is different where oil refinery and petrochemical plants operate. Environmental pollution in these areas  posess serious threat to the ecosystem, often with undesirable effects. This paper, therefore, takes a look at the refinery operations in Warri Petrochemical Company, Nigeria (WPCN). The study adopts simple descriptive statistics in data analysis and discovers the prevalence of gas flaring, noise and vibrations as well as soil contaminations with liquid and solid waste disposal from the refinery. Policy recommendations are set forth based on research findings with a view to minimizing pollution in the study area.

Publisher International Journal Of Sustainable Development And Planning
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Food Security In Nigeria: A Development Framework For Strengthening Igbemo-ekiti As A Regional Agropole
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun, Julius Olubunmi Fasakin
Year Published 2012
Abstract

Most governments in developing countries (DCs) now pay greater attention to food security, for self-reliance in certain staple food, particularly rice. This paper, therefore, considers the promotion of rice production in a growing town in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Two hundred and sixty four dwellers were randomly selected in the existing 21 residential quarters in the study area (Igbemo) and interviewed, out of which 170 were rice farmers. Data analysis was carried out using simple descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution and percentages, the Pearson Moment correlation test and the multiple linear regression models. Results show that most of the rice farmers (i) embrace local technology, (ii) operate on subsistence scale, (iii) realise low yield, (iv) earn low income and (v) lack institutional support to sustain production. Suggestions for policy measures were offered based on research findings.


Publisher International Journal Of Business And Social Science
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF ASSOCIATION OF RICE MARKETING FACTORS IN IGBEMO REGION, NIGERIA
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2012
Abstract

The distribution of rice in Igbemo region depends on the ability of the marketer to satisfy the complex web of purchases and sales by a diversity of household types. This study examines the complex linkages between factors that affect rice marketing in the region. Seventeen (17) markets were randomly selected in the study region in six (6) Local Government Areas (LGAs). Two hundred and ninety one (291) respondents were interviewed, constituting a total census of the local rice sellers in the selected markets. Using the Biserial Correlation test of the marketers variables, the study discovered strong relationships between marketers; (i) income, (ii) location, (iii) operational scope, (iv) mode of operation, (v) expenditure (vi) nature of marketing, (vii) level of availability of the rice, and (viii) price. Policy suggestions are offered based on research findings. 


Publisher International Journal Of Management Science
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Significant Factors Affecting The Mode Of Rice Processing In Igbemo-Ekiti, Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun, Julius Olubunmi Fasakin
Year Published 2010
Abstract

In Nigeria, Igbemo-Ekiti is synonymous with a popular local rice which, nevertheless, is characterized with contaminations. Efforts of Government through the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) to improve rice quality in the state, have failed to yield the desired results. This study, therefore, reports the peculiar factors influencing the processing of rice in Igbemo-a major local producing town in Ekiti State, Nigeria. 72 respondents were interviewed, which was a census of the rice processors in 21 residential quarters of the town. Using the multiple linear regression models for analysis, the study discovered that; (i) status of the processors, (ii) expenditure on processing (iii) training acquired before commencing work, and (iv) storage facilities are crucial factors impacting rice processing activities in the town. The paper canvasses for policy measures based on research findings.


Publisher Journal Of Social Sciences
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Food Security Among Households: Evidence From Rice Consumers In Igbemo Region
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2010
Abstract

Problem statement: Less than half the rice consumed in Nigeria was produced locally. Following the sudden rise in the price of imported rice since 2007, Nigerians, no doubt, have faced great risk of increase in the number of hungry by many millions of people. This study unveiled the challenges faced by rice consumers in a rice producing region in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Approach: Five hundred respondents were randomly selected and examined in 16 of the 69 residential quarters which constituted the 6 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the study region. Data analysis was carried out using simple descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages. Results: Research findings revealed that: (i) the level of consumption of Igbemo rice was high (ii) the product was characterized by contamination (iii) quantity made available in the markets has reduced largely as (iv) production was predominantly seasonal. Conclusion: Policy interventions were advocated based on research findings for improved food security in the region.


Publisher Journal Of Applied Quantitative Methods
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF FACTORS AFFECTING RICE CONSUMPTION IN A TARGETED REGION IN EKITI – STATE, NIGERIA
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun
Year Published 2009
Abstract

In Nigeria today, there is the growing concern for food security, with particular focus on rice being a staple food. If effective policies must be made to impact rice production, it is important to appreciate the phenomena underlying the consumption in the first place. This study, therefore, examines the rice consumers in a rice producing region in Ekiti State Nigeria vis-à-vis the interrelated factors influencing consumption. Five hundred (500) respondents were randomly selected and interviewed in Eighteen (18) of the sixty nine (69) residential quarters that constitute the six (6) Local Government Areas (LGAs) which represent the study region. The study employed the Pearson’s Correlation test of the consumers variables. Findings discovered strong relationship between; (i) Sex of consumers, (ii) their level of education, (iii) income, (iv) household size, (v) the source of the local rice consumed, (vi) availability of the rice, (vii) how regularly if is consumed, (viii) the quality, (ix) price, and (x) the need to strengthen production at source. Suggestions for policy measures were offered based on research findings.


Publisher Journal Of Sustainable Society
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Government Challenges In Housing The Urban Poor In Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun, G Fadairo
Year Published 2012
Abstract

It is a common knowledge that poverty is rapidly becoming an urban phenomenon. The vast majority of urban dwellers are the low-income earners who are in disadvantage economic position to make effective demand of adequate housing. This paper examines the activities of Ekiti state government in housing the poor in Ado-Ekiti (regional centre) within the framework of the policies on housing reform in Nigeria. The study adopts simple descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages in data analysis of direct government housing provision in the emerging city. The results of these efforts show insignificant re-housing gains on the urban poor. The complexity associated with the government housing approach has made it difficult to realize health and economic benefits including added investments in housing improvement in the area. Policy recommendations are set forth based on research findings with a view to attaining sustainable housing development at the regional centre.


Publisher International Journal Of Developing Societies
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Regional Assessment Of Public Transport Operations In Nigerian Cities: The Case Of Lagos Island
Publication Authors Joseph Basorun, Olukayode Olawumi Rotowa
Year Published 2012
Abstract

There is, in many cities of developing countries, a major challenge of adjusting the existing system of mobility to the evolving transport needs of the people. The situation in metropolitan Lagos provides a template of the circumstance in most of these city regions. This paper, therefore investigates specifically the public transport operations in Lagos Island sub-region of Lagos State to ascertain the level of performance. The study adopts simple descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages as well as a pair-wise association between the level of service of the private sector in public transport system and patronage by commuters through the use of the Pearsons Correlation test. Result indicates that the role of the private sector in the public transport services associates highly (0.95) with patronage. As a vibrant sector of the transport system, it represents a major intervention area for a more effective transport operation in the city. Policy measures are recommended based on the research findings.