Accessibility and Utilization Patterns of Water Points in Selected Communities of Enugu State

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ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION PATTERNS OF WATER POINTS IN SELECTED COMMUNITIES OF ENUGU STATE

BY
NJOKU, COLLINS CHIBUZO
PG/M.Sc/07/47135

INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
ENUGU CAMPUS
ENUGU STATE

FEBRUARY, 2010

TITLE PAGE

ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION PATTERNS WATER POINTS IN SELECTED COMMUNITIES OF ENUGU STATE

BY
NJOKU, COLLINS CHIBUZO
PG/M.Sc/07/47135

A PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc.) DEGREE IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS ENUGU STATE

SUPERVISOR: UMOH, B.D.

FEBRUARY, 2010

APPROVAL PAGE

The study embodied in this project report undertaken by NJOKU, COLLINS CHIBUZO, PG/M.Sc/07/47135 under the supervision of Mr. Umoh B. D. in the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus has been approved as having met part of the requirements of the award of the degree of Master of Science in Development Studies in the University of Nigeria.

………………………………..……………………. Umoh, B.DDate
Supervisor

………………………………..……………………. Prof. Ibeanu, Okechukwu (Ph.D)Date
Director

………………………………..……………………. Prof. Ndolo, Ikechukwu (Ph.D)Date
External Examiner

CERTIFICATION

This is to certify that the study embodied in this project undertaken and written by NJOKU, COLLINS CHIBUZO (Registration No. PG/M.Sc./07/47135) and submitted to the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus is original and has not been submitted for the award of any Degree or Diploma either in this University or any other institution.

…………………………..………………….. Njoku, Collins ChibuzoDate
PG/M.Sc./07/47135

DEDICATION

Dedicated to all those who truly believe and strive for the sustainable development of Nigeria and the African Continent through good governance and a 3600 responsible and responsive leadership.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

All glory and adoration, to Almighty God (He who truly is), for the vision and provision, to undergo the course of studies leading to the award of a Masters Degree. My first and biggest debt of gratitude is to my supervisor, B.D. Umoh, who beneath the façade of a slim build is a huge man of academic skills and steel, with an uncanny rich sense of social capital that makes him much more than a supervisor. He is a teacher, mentor, motivator, father, guardian brother, and a friend. His thorough reading of my manuscripts and penetrating comments that came within days (not weeks) and encouragement gave me profound inspiration. Always demanding more, needling and cajoling, and a stickler for excellence, he challenged me to produce my best.

I am thankful to Professor Ikechukwu E. Nwosu, (Ph.D), who together with the few staff in the Institute pioneered the establishment of the postgraduate academic programme in the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in which I am a privileged pioneer student and graduate.

I wish to acknowledge the contribution of other professors, lecturers, and staff of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), for a rich tapestry of knowledge and experience, and for providing a conducive climate for intellectual effervescence, self discovery, and self expression, geared towards solving the problems and challenges of man. Worthy of special mention is the new director of Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Professor Ibeanu, Okechukwu (Ph.D) for value-added academic leadership and development administration; a fine gentleman whose mantra is knowledge for an authentic African development within the nuances of globalization. At the IDS, I had the opportunity to interact with my colleagues of different persuasions, who made my leadership of the class a rainbow, kaleidoscopic experience that will surely impact positively on my future development leadership offerings and service delivery to Nigeria and the...
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