Idris Ibrahim Abdulmalik, Bello Gambo, Ado Muktar Bichi


This paper examines factors influencing choices of residential locations by workers in Kano Metropolis. Simple random sampling was used as the sampling method in this research and the sampling frame consists of the eight Local Government Areas within Kano metropolis. A sample size of 30% of the eight metropolitan Local Government Areas was used, while 20% was used for the selection of districts, villages, wards and households respectively. Hence, questionnaire and interview methods were adopted for data collection and 409 copies of a questionnaire were administered to the sampled households. The data was analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics and the results presented in tables. From the findings, residence choices vary significantly with accessibility, proximity, careers, conduciveness, culture, history, economy, health, marriage, security and social amenities, among others. Choices of residence are mostly determined by security of lives and properties and availability of social amenities. In this regard, the study recommends that Kano state government should continue to enhance security and social amenities in Kano metropolis in order to allow people reside in any part of the metropolis


Residence, Kano metropolis, security, social amenities, workers

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