An Evaluation of the Level of Household’s Participation in Environmental Sanitation in Ado Ekiti
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The paper assessed the level of household’s participation in environmental sanitation in Ado Ekiti. A total of 320 copies of questionnaire were administered altogether. The copies of questionnaire were administered to the household heads in each houses selected in each wards. Data analysis was done with descriptive analysis method with the use of frequency table and percentage table. Findings further revealed that there is low turn up for environmental sanitation in the study area; it also indicated that there is moderate or average level of household members’ participation in environmental sanitation in the study area. In the same manner, findings further revealed that there are several cases of health problems and challenges related to poor involvement of the people in environmental sanitation most especially at the household level. In the same manner, there is a day set aside for environmental sanitation in the study area, however, despite this, there is low level of efficiency of environmental sanitation as supported by majority of the respondents. It is recommended that improvement of the standards of environmental sanitation should not be taken with levity hands by all tiers of government, as they should develop policies that would be geared towards improving people’s participation in household environmental sanitation in the study area and other parts of the country. Furthermore, environmental sanitation should not be only seen based on the periodic promulgation as stipulated by the law but should be seen by all citizens as a civic responsibility that needs to be done by all, there should also be the development of programmes geared towards the promotion of people’s behavioural change that would enhance the promotion of people’s participation in household based environmental sanitation.
- environmental sanitation
- household’s participation
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