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The Influence of Ikogosi warm spring Tourist Centre on the Economic development of Ekiti-State Nigeria

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In recent times, increasing attention of academic and political discussion is directed at issues of time and cost. The incidence of time and cost overruns have always been found to have their attendant cost consequences on construction projects and this has made the problem of time and cost overruns of international concern. Using survey and historical design approaches, this study therefore examines time and cost models for road projects in Nigeria. The purpose of this research was to develop construction model for predicting time and cost performance of road projects in Ondo and Ekiti states. The study adopted purposive/judgemental sampling technique. A total of 131 completed set of questionnaire were retrieved from the construction practitioners out of 188 administered, while archival data on completed road projects executed between 2003 and 2013 were also sourced. Percentile and regression correlation were used to assess cost and time performance of road projects. The results revealed that the average rate of cost overrun of road projects in Ondo state is 2.53% while that of Ekiti state is 1.79%; also time overruns is experienced at the average rate of 26.32% and 19.92% for Ondo and Ekiti states respectively. Keywords: Ekiti state, Ondo state, Road construction projects in Nigeria, Time and cost model
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Infrastructures enhance modernization and growth of agricultural productions, incomes and increase in employment opportunities for regions, states and countries of the world. The purpose of the study was to classify the existing infrastructure according to ownership and to assess their conditions. This study adopted the survey research method and used three different questionnaires to collect research data from the authority of the Ekiti South West Local Government Council (LGC), Community Development Unit in-charge of Community Development Projects in Ekiti South West LGC, and the officials of the available Community-Based Development Associations (CBDAs) in the study area. The findings revealed that the water supply in the study area is in a terrible condition and grossly inadequate and it is characterized by low levels of coverage and difficult geology. Roads were constructed and owned by the Government. The study established that the provision of urban infrastructural facilities by the LGC, CBDAs and private individuals has helped in enhancing the living conditions of the people to some extent; these include: electricity power supply, healthcare centres/hospital and water supply. However, some facilities in the town are dilapidated and had not been adequately maintained, thus affecting the level of patronage of these facilities. The recommendations called for the need to improve infrastructural facilities capacity through provision and maintenance; encourage people's participation in the conceptualization and implementation of infrastructural projects in the state.
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Taxation has become a thing of interest and urgency as it is a means of revenue to the federal, state and local Government in Nigeria. However, the political, economic and social development of any country depends on the amount of income generated for the provision and maintenance of public utility services such as water, electricity supply, health services, education and transport services as well as the provision of economic development and maintenance of an efficient administrative system, the aim of this paper was to reveal the impact of taxation as a source of revenue in Lagos, Nigeria. The paper focuses on the various types and principles of taxation in Lagos, Nigeria. In the paper the fundamental effect of taxation, organs of tax collection, types of taxes in Nigeria and problems relating to tax among others were discussed. The findings among others confirmed that adequate use of the funds generated through taxes served as means of poverty alleviation, unemployment and improve the standard of living of the people. The paper, therefore, recommend that the Lagos state government should raise more public awareness and enlightenment that will enable taxpayers to know the usefulness and reason for the payment of tax.
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Tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Over the years it has cut through human developments to economic development of regions, nations and the world at large. Tourism generates wealth and employment. It’s served as a major source of income and foreign exchange earners for countries. The Ikogosi- Ekiti warm spring tourist centre is a tourist destination; it offers numerous values ranging from historical, environmental monuments and rich cultural heritage of the people. It’s a wonder to behold. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of the Ikogosi cold/warm spring tourist resort on community development, with a view to enhancing the economic development of the host community. This study adopted a survey research method and used four different sets of questionnaire to collect research data from the household heads, tourists, staff of Ikogosi tourism centre and the Ekiti state tourism board. The findings among others revealed that the Ikogosi warm spring tourist centre lack adequate network coverage and transportation problem. However the study compels government to encourage private partnership in tourism industry; and therefore calls for public enlightenment to be given to the host community on the usefulness to be hospitable and polite to tourists. Keywords: Ekiti-State, Ikogosi-Ekiti warm spring, Tourism, Tourist centre.