Examination of Trend Analysis of Land use Allocation in Delta State Nigeria, 2012-2022

Authors : Ambrose Boyce Chukwun Weike

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10057505

The trend analysis of land use allocation in Delta State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2022 is to provide an in-depth understanding of the changes and patterns in land use within the Delta State over a ten-year period. Land use allocation refers to the distribution and utilization of land for various purposes such as agriculture, residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure development. The aim of the study is to ascertain the percentage of land allocated to various land uses in Delta state from 2012 to 2022. This study utilizes remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) techniques to analyze satellite imagery and spatial data. The study adopted content and qualitative analysis of the Land use allocation map of Asaba,Ughelli and Warri to ascertain the percentage of land allocated to various uses in Delta State from 2012-2022. The regression analysis carried out shows that there is a continuous increase in Residential Development, Commercial Development, Recreational Development, Road network Development, Utility and Service Infrastructure and decrease of Vegetation and Water body, Trend analysis of land use allocation in Delta state is likely to be influenced by these changes in vegetation and water bodies. The Two- way ANOVA was used to test the formulated hypothesis using SPSS (statistical package for social sciences). Trend analysis was carried out to determine the annual rate of change of the various land use allocation in Delta state from 2012 to 2022, The trend line and the annual rate of change show that as commercial, residential, recreation, utilities and road are having upward slope and a positive annual rate of change which signifies an increased annual allocation, water body and vegetation continue to have a downward slope and negative annual rate of change which signifies a reduced allocation annually. This simply means that land is being reclaimed from water bodies and vegetation area are being converted to other land uses in order to satisfy the ever increasing demand for commercial, residential, utilities and road land uses. The study found out that there is a constant increase in the allocation for residential land use in Asaba, Ughelli and Warri layouts made by the Delta State Government through the Ministry of Lands and Survey, Delta State These study recommends that Government should intensify efforts in ensuring that citizens adhere to the land use allocation. If a land has been allocated to be used for commercial purpose, such land should not be used for residential purpose.

Keywords : Trend Analysis, Land Use Allocation, Delta State.


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