Impact of Ikere Gorge Dam on Socioeconomic Development in Nigeria

SAHEED ADEKUNLE IMRAN
International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies  •  Volume 6 (2022)  •  pp. 057-077

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of Ikere Gorge Dam on socioeconomic development of Ikere Area of Oyo State, South-Western Nigeria and the Nation at large.

This study investigated the impact of Ikere Gorge Dam on socioeconomic development of Ikere Area of Oyo State, South-Western Nigeria and the Nation at large by employing correlational research design. Secondary data were sourced from journals; books among others while Primary data were collected through the passage of web-based questionnaires to those have knowledge about the potentials of the Dam.

The study employed correlational research design. Secondary data was sourced from journals; books among others while Primary data was collected through the passage of web-based questionnaires. The study employed Partial Least Square Structural Equation Model (PLS 3-SEM) for drawing the research results.

The study found that there is a positive relationship between Ikere Gorge Dam Potentiality (hydroelectric power generation, irrigation, fishery, tourism capacities) and socioeconomic development in Nigeria.

Ikere Gorge Dam is endowed with resources, which are essential for social amenities required by the Host Communities and the entire country.

Original Research (Quantitative)  |  Ikere Gorge Dam, Oke-Ogun, Oil Revenue, Hydropower, Tourism
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