The Impact Of Construction Industry In The Development Of Nigeria (A Case Study Of Imo State)

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The Impact Of Construction Industry In The Development Of Nigeria (A Case Study Of Imo State)


In both developing and developed countries, the construction industry constitutes an important sector of the economy.

The development process depends to a large extent on the efficiency and capability of a country’s construction industry. In view of these, various Nigerian governments has embarked upon a number of policies aimed at improving construction activities.

The project identifies several ways by which the construction industry had contributed to the development of Nigerian. The extent and assessment of these contributions of the industry would be considered in terms of output, employment generation and export.

Chapter one of this project is an introduction which gives a general background of the research. It also defines the problem as well as aims and objectives of this project. The limitation and scope were also included.

Chapter two reveals the major literature on the subject matter.

Chapter three carries out research on the subject matter and reveals the findings of the research.

Chapter four of this project analyzes the findings of the project while,

Chapter five gives the conclusion and recommendation to be adopted to ensure more future impact by the industry.

Table Of Content

Preliminary Page(s)

  • Title page
  • Certification
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgment
  • Abstract
  • Table of content

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction

  • 1.1 Background of the Study
  • 1.2 Statement of Problems
  • 1.3 Purpose of Study
  • 1.4 Significance of Study
  • 1.5 Research Question
  • 1.6 Delimitation/Scope
  • 1.7 Limitations

Chapter Two

2.0 Literature Review

  • 2.1 Nature And Size of the Construction Industry
  • 2.2 Construction Industry and National Development

Chapter Three

3.0 Research Methodology

  • 3.1 Design of the Study
  • 3.2 Area of the Study
  • 3.3 Population of the Study
  • 3.4 Sample Method
  • 3.5 Method of Data Collection and Analysis
  • 3.6 Sources of Data

Chapter Four

4.0 Data Presentation and Analysis

  • 4.1 Presentation of Data
  • 4.2 Discussion of Findings

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations

  • 5.1 Summary of Findings
  • 5.2 Conclusion
  • 5.3 Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Background Of The Study

Since the time of creation, man has been known to have a sense of living in a comfortable environment. To achieve this, a lot of developments have been carried out over the countries.

These developments have been tailored towards achieving good roads, drinkable water supply, easy means of communication and transportation, and clean and healthy habitant.

The idea of constructing houses, roads, bridges and so on can be traced to the time when man developed the instinct to improve his standard of living. As has been demonstrated by other countries of the world, the construction industry could contribute to a large extent in the National development.

For the industry to contribute towards national development it will be as result of their ability to manage resources.

The effect of the construction industry is important enough but they take an added importance in the context of developing economy like (Nigeria) where the sole objective is rapid economic development and achievement of which on practical terms involve the use of scarce resources for the building and construction of physical infrastructures. It is seen that the poor performance of the Nigerian construction industry could be related in some of the poor state of the overall economy.

Not withstanding, the prevailing economic climate, the performance of the industry can be improved through the implementation of appropriate and relevant management practices by operators within the industry.

1.2 Statement Of The Problem

The statement of the problem in the economic construction development of Nigeria is that which threatens any countries economic growth and development. This problem often causes worries to both the government and the public.

This also led to determining the role of construction industry and enhancing the development of Nigeria economy/National development. I also emphasize on the national development plan aimed at effectively developing the country physically and otherwise.

1.3 Purpose Of The Study

The research is aimed at depicting the significance of the construction industry in the development of Nigeria.

The objectives are as follows:
  1. To investigate the action/output of professional bodies engaged in the construction industry.
  2. To check the level of civilization within the metropolis.’
  3. To ascertain the job opportunity rate provided by the industry.

1.4 Significance Of The Study

The significance of this study is to enable students appreciate the impact of construction industries, their roles, advantages to the development of Nigeria and to know the problems the industry is facing in Nigeria.
Furthermore, it is to assist students who research more on this work in future.

It is also worthy to note that the project highlights some of the companies/firms in a developing economy which will provide material guide and therefore be of immense benefit to the developing country such as Nigeria. It also gave various ways of enhancing the economy and how to improve standard of living of the masses.

1.5 Research Questions

The research questions are as follows:

  1. What are the impacts of construction industry in the development of Nigeria?
  2. What are the problems of construction industry in Nigeria?
  3. What are the merits of establishing construction industry in Nigeria?
  4. What are the contributions of the construction industry within the metropolis?
  5. What are the roles of construction industry in Nigeria?

1.6 Delimitation (Scope)

The research work is narrowed to study the impact of construction industry activities in Owerri the capital of Imo State.

The study is further limited to cover the activities of construction industry in Imo State capital, Owerri. The reason of carrying out this study is to know the contributions of the industry towards the development of Owerri.

1.7 Limitation Of The Study

The major limitation of this study is time and limited financial resources which undoubtedly contribute to the hard trial in the production of this work some of the limiting factors is inadequate finance (i.e. for transportation, cost and other incidental cost) time, poor responses from respondents and general economic conditions.

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary Of Findings Conclusion And Recommendations.

5.1 Summary Of Findings

From analysis, it was discovered that the impact of construction industry is a major and most important role played in development of Nigeria.

This is evidenced by the nature of responses received from respondents. For all the responses received the opinion of the respondents was that the impacts of construction industry have been able to contribute significantly to the economic growth and development of Nigeria. It is therefore, Appropriate to note that construction industry has increased the level of development in the metropolis.

5.2 Conclusion

The contributions of the construction industry in Nigeria towards National development cannot be over emphasized.

The level of infrastructure available in a country is a direct production of the construction industry.

Having looked at the positive impacts brought by the industries on the economy.

Its influence on the economic life of our people and consequent problems preventing these objectives, it is therefore worthy to state that a stable construction industry is very essential to the future advancement of the country.

The output of this industry cuts across every other sector of the economy; the product produced by the industry are used for various purposes and very vital to the functioning of a modern economy. This is evident by the increased in demand of construction activities in this country both the Federal, state and local governments as well as private individuals. The launching of the development plans was stressed on the need to make Nigerian a strong, united and self reliant nation.

In view of the construction need by the government, private and individuals, the industry was also engaged in the training of labour force and professionals to ensure high quality output. This comes in form of seminar, workshops, One of the noticeable improvements or contributions made by these industries is the utilization of our local materials in construction.

The proper utilization of this material aids to our national development, it is worth noting to state that for a country as ours to develop and progress, the construction must rely on our own resources.

The construction industry has contributed substantially in generating of employment to the country’s labour force and this is because the industry is more on labour intensive than other manufacturing industries.

The industry has also contributed in the maintenance of existing infrastructures to acceptable standards so as to ensure their continuous use.

5.3 Recommendation

In order to enhance and derive the benefits received from the presence of the construction industry in Nigeria. The following strategy should be adopted.

  1. Government should make policies that would aim at utilizing local construction material in executing projects; this reduces the cost of construction as well as boosting our economy.
  2. Product identification should be based on adequate planning and evaluation.
  3. The presence of the indigenous construction industry and contractors should be protected from being extinct.
  4. Government should within the overall frame work of National economy avoid policies which may further increase the cost of construction work.
  5. There should be proper management of the various sectors of the National economy so that they can generate work/activities for the construction industry.
  6. Existing machine tools companies should be adequately funded and expanded for more manufacturing of spare parts for construction plants.

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