Ojo, Oladimeji Olusola, Morakinyo, Kolawole O

Infrastructure has played an important role in development of both physical and socioeconomic activities in residential areas. The aim of the study is to assess the infrastructural availability and conditions in residential areas of international towns in Ogun State. The major objectives were to assess the physical conditions, challenges and providers of the infrastructure. Structured questionnaire was used to draw information from 361 respondents. Settlements with high population and close to border line in each local government were considered. Descriptive and inferential methods of data analysis was employed for the analysis. The descriptive part consists of frequency and percentage while the inferential part consists of Completely Randomized Design (CRD) and Pearson movement correlation coefficient. Findings show that there exists a statistically significant difference at the p < .05 level in overall residential areas and neighbourhood facilities for the three selected towns: F (2, 246) = 1.477, p = .021. Post-hoc comparisons using the Tukey HSD test the mean score for Idi-iroko (M = 2.733, SD = 1.13) was significantly different from Ohunbe (M = 2.875, SD = 1.07). Ilara town (M = 2.616, SD = 1.19) did not differ significantly from either Idi-Iroko or Ohunbe towns in terms of overall residential formation and neighbourhood facilities respectively. In conclusion, the peculiarity of the areas as border town towns and image of the country as entry point needs urgent attention in providing adequate facilities. Therefore, there should be presence of governance of local, state or federal government to improve the wellbeing of the inhabitants. Keywords: Availability, Condition, Infrastructure, International Border, Residential Areas 0150