IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Alwadood, J. A., Alaga A. T., Afon, A. O., Faniran G. B. and Gajere E. N
The aim of this research is to examine the physical (landuse) growth along Abuja-Keffi development corridor. Data for the study were Landsat Imagery (ETM) of 2001, Nigeria Sat-1 Imagery of 2007 and Nigeria Sat-X Imagery of 2013. Others included Google earth image of 2014 and Nigeria political shapefile. The study revealed that between 2001 and 2007, portion of Nigeria Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja within the study area grew from 83.23 km2 to 99.89 km2 while that of Keffi increased from 3.77 km2 to 9.13 km2. This increase respectively accounted for 16.68% and 58.71% growth rate within 2001 and 2007. The study also revealed that between 2007 and 2013, in Abuja, landuse development along Abuja-Keffi Road increased from 99.89 km2 to 158.07 km2 while the portion in Keffi grew from 9.13 km2 to 22.36 km2. The minimum and maximum distance between settlements along the Abuja-Keffi development corridor was 0.21 km and 8.96 km in 2001, while, it was0.08 km and 3.57 km in 2013. The study concluded that the rate of agglomeration of urban landuse along the Abuja-Keffi development corridor was high, hence the need to manage and control development.
Alwadood, J. A., Alaga A. T., Afon, A. O., Faniran G. B. and Gajere E. N (2018); Assessment of Urban Conurbation along the Development Corridor of Abuja-Keffi, Nigeria;
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