oa Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation - Assessment of the role of private property developers in the provision of infrastructures in Karu, Keffi and Nasarawa in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Infrastructure crisis in Nigeria has left private sector with no other option than to provide alternative infrastructure to enhance the well-being and quality of life of the people. This current empirical study assesses the participation of private property developers in the provision of alternative infrastructures to their properties and residential environment in Karu, Keffi and Nasarawa council headquarters of Nasarawa State. A total number of 270 (two hundred and seventy) private property developers were selected using the simple random sampling technique and questionnaires were administered to the number out of which 216 (two hundred and sixteen) of the questionnaires were returned for analysis. Descriptive Statistical Method (Percentile and the Weighted Mean Score) were used in the analysis. Findings show that there are dearth of and non-functional public infrastructures in the study locations. The result also show that well and borehole ranked high among the alternative infrastructures provided by private developers in Karu, Keffi and Nasarawa respectively while very few of them provided generator sets and private security guard in their premises. On the other hand provision of major infrastructures such as roads, culverts among others is practically beyond the scope of private developers in the study areas due to cost implications and even when they strive to provide them through joint efforts, the result had being failures and frustration because of uncooperative attitude of other developers. It is therefore recommended that joint efforts should be fostered with little support from government to enable private developers provide alternative infrastructures that are capital intensive in the study areas in particular and Nigeria in general.
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