Article Number: DRJEIT27189730126
ISSN: 2354-4155

Vol. 9 (4), Pp.162-166, May 2022

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Original Research Article

Impact of Government Policies on the Building Construction in Edo State, Nigeria

Aiminhiefe Margaret I.


The purpose of this article was to investigate the impact of government policies on building construction in Edo State. Two research questions led the investigation. This study employed a descriptive survey research design. This study’s population includes all registered Builders, Architects, Town Planners, Estate Valuers, and Surveyors in Edo state. This study’s sample comprises of 60 Edo state registered Builders, Architects, Town Planners, Estate Valuers, and Surveyors. Purposive sampling was used to choose the sample from the population. A structured questionnaire served as the data gathering instrument. The collected data was compiled, and the instrument’s dependability was calculated using Cronbach Alpha. The reliability coefficient obtained from the testing was 0.87. The study’s data was gathered by distributing questionnaires to 60 Edo state builders, architects, town planners, estate valuers, and surveyors. The acquired data was evaluated using descriptive statistics such as response frequency, mean, and standard deviation.  The analysis found that government policy promotes the growth and development of building construction, influences the economic climate of building construction, and stimulates the adoption of standard building materials. It was also discovered that poor government policy causes delays in the completion of building construction in Edo State. Based on the findings, it was suggested that government policies regarding building construction be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they are still effective and acceptable to the public.

Keywords: Building construction, Government policies, Edo State


 Received: April 19, 2022  Accepted: May 5, 2022  Published: May 12, 2022

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