An Investigation of the Economic Implication of Road Traffic Congestion on the Economy of Kebbi State, Nigeria

Authors : ALIYU Idris Marafa; ALHASSAN Salihu; SHUAIBU, Mukhtar; SAIDU, Sunbo Akanji

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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It is a well known fact that road traffic congestion has been a menace with perceived negative impact to the economic activities of our nation. To this ends, this research work aimed at investigating the Economic Implication of Road Traffic Congestion on the Economy of Kebbi State. Five objectives were specifically drafted and five corresponding research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey research design was considered suitable for this stud. The population of the study comprised of related agencies in Birnin Kebbi Metropolis including the staff of Kebbi State Transport Authority, Kebbi State Ministry of planning and Budget commission, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport, the Road Traffic Unit of the Nigerian Police Force, Bindawa Shopping Complex Authority Birnin Kebbi, NARTO Motor Park Official and leadership of New Garage in Birnin Kebbi. The sample for the study was 350 drawn from population area using random sampling technique. The questionnaire titled “IEIRTCEKS” was employed as the instruments. The questionnaire was administered to the respondent with aid of trained research assistance and co-researchers. SPPSS 2.1 version was used for data analysis with Four Likert scale criterion used to determine respondents response be using tables and percentages to simplify the analysis. Result from the study indicate that road traffic congestion has un-measurable impact on the economy of Kebbi State by causing a reduction in economic productivity. It leads to high fuel consumption there by increasing the cost of goods and services. It is also found to cause increase in air pollution, cost of freight movement and travelers which often leads to wastage of fuel, wear and tear of vehicle as a result, frequent repair of vehicles eminent. I was however recommended that the state government should rehabilitate the bad road that causes the traffic congestion throughout the state and that strict condition should be put in place to reduce traffic congestion in areas which can easily be over crowded.

Keywords : Road, Road Traffic, Cogestion, Economy, Tranportation, Urban City.


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