An overview of layout survey implementation in Ekiti state Nigeria: The roles of professional surveyors
Olabode Bamidele Fateye, Joshua Olusola Daramola
Layout implementation is urban design processes which have multidisciplinary process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns and villages. Aribigbola (2008) observed that land use management in Ado-Ekiti has been wholly concerned with the granting of statutory right of occupancy and approval of plans to use land for different purposes, without adequate monitoring of its outcomes. Land belonging to families has been observed to be distributed in sales to make quick monetary gains without considerations for systematic development. The aim of this paper is to discuss how layout survey is carried out in Ekiti State. It outlines the implications of current practices in the state and suggests the ways forward. The study engaged the use of 21 copies of questionnaire and focused interviews to obtain its data. Simple percentage was used in analyzing data obtained from the questionnaire administered. It was discovered that about 42% of the layouts are designed by Surveyors who are not trained in this area. This is a serious issue whereby you see professionals taking up the responsibilities of other professionals. Large scale scattered development in the sub-urban areas along Ikere road, Ikare road and Afao road, are uncoordinated land development, that result to problem of erosion especially during heavy rainfall within the city, which are the implications of the current practice. There should be establishment of well-defined design objectives and guidelines to ensure that the members of the multi-disciplinary design team (including surveyors) are aware of the expected outcomes.
Olabode Bamidele Fateye, Joshua Olusola Daramola. An overview of layout survey implementation in Ekiti state Nigeria: The roles of professional surveyors. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 117-121