The paper examines the impact of transportation on the socio-economic development of rural areas in Gwagwalada area Council of the Federal Capital Territory. The study covers about 5 villages in the Area Council. The villages were selected using a systematic sampling technique. About 200 respondents were also selected and administered a set of questionnaire using the systematic sampling technique also. Descriptive statistics were used for the analysis of the data gathered. The findings of the analysis reveal that (32.1%) of the respondents are farmers. It also shows that 57.3% roads in the study area are earth roads and seasonal. They are mostly operational during the dry seasons. Hence the commonest means of transportation in the area is motorcycle. The study also discovered that the lack of good road in the study area makes it difficult for the respondents to access good markets for their farm produce as more than 86.6% of roads in the area are very bad. This was discovered to have affected the socio-economic activities of the people thereby increasing the level of poverty in the communities in the study area. Recommendations were drawn to improve rural roads in the area to enhance the socio-economic activities of the rural populace.
- rural transportation,
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