Entrepreneurial Potentials of Solid Waste Management in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria

  • Sylvester Abomeh Ofobruku
  • Chikodili Nkiruka Okafor
  • E K Agbaeze
  • Happiness Ozioma Obi-Anike
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Risk taking, Solid Waste, Waste disposal

Abstract

Africa and Asia presently remain largely rural on the whole, with 40 and 48 percent of their respective populations living in the urban area at as 2014. However, both regions are projected to urbanize faster than other regions over the coming decades, reaching 56 per cent and 64 per cent urban by 2050. The UN records identify Abuja as one of the fastest growing urban agglomerates on the African continent. Solid waste disposal is often at open dump sites within or in close proximity to the city with virtually no environmental safeguards. The study adopts a survey design method for generation of data. The data collected were analysed using regression and Pearson correlation coefficient as a statistical technique. The study reveals that entrepreneurial activities can be used to achieve sustainable solid waste management in Nigeria federal capital territory. The study concludes that entrepreneurial venture risk taking in solid waste management will encourage efficiency and effectiveness in solid waste collection practices in Abuja, Nigeria. The study recommends that the government should put in place structure that encourages entrepreneurial investment in solid management so as to achieve sustainable waste collection in Abuja.

Published
2018-10-03
How to Cite
Ofobruku, S., Okafor, C., Agbaeze, E., & Obi-Anike, H. (2018). Entrepreneurial Potentials of Solid Waste Management in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria. NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, 12(2). Retrieved from http://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/NJSSUNN/article/view/569
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