Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 395


Physical planning administration in Nigeria: Abia State experience

Sunday Obilo Umezuruike
  • Sunday Obilo Umezuruike
  • Umuahia Capital Devt. Authority, Abia State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 10 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 20 February 2015
  •  Published: 31 March 2015


Man from creation was endowed by nature with the ability of physical planning qualities. From the onset, man was able to organize and order his settlements to provide food and shelter and equally to trade among other benefits. These rudimentary influences that shaped settlements in the early times were later overwhelmed by the backlash effects of growth in population, sprawling and ribbon developments and poor environmental sanitation. This spontaneously called for the need for conscious space ordering and control through physical planning. In this paper, a chronicle of various processes of physical planning administration in Abia State, the progress made so far, difficulties encountered and the defaults associated with the processes is examined. Recommendations were also advanced to highlight the way forward in the effective physical planning administration in Abia State.


Key words: Physical Planning Administration, Organogram, LUAC and LAAC.