The study examined the socio-economic effects of the Orisumbare sawmill industry on the residents of Ikire, Irewole local government area of Osun State. The objectives of the study include, examination of the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, the positive effects of industry on the residents, the negative impacts of industry on the residents, and the perceived environmental-induced diseases caused by industrial activities. A case study research design was adopted, while both primary and secondary data were utilised. A multistage sampling technique was used, in which a buffer zone of 900m radius was made to delineate the zone of industries’ influence. This was later stratified into three zones, and a household head found in each of the residential buildings within the zone was randomly selected. A questionnaire was administered to 261 household heads in the sampled buildings. The collected data were analysed using both descriptive and logistic regression. Orisumbare sawmill had a positive significant impact on the residents of Ikire (F = 0.858). Sawmill activities have a significant effect on the socio-economic lives of the residents. Cottage industries should be harnessed in order to explore their opportunities, since the resources are not fully utilised.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.