Dang Emmanuel Istifanus


To a great extent, what we experience as environmental disaster is the reaction of the environment to the human actions and inactions towards it. These actions and inactions are products of the human attitude, whether positive or negative. This study focuses on the attitude of Jos metropolis residents on certain common human practices or day to day practices that effects or mare the safety of the environment. The study adopted a survey research design, and the instrument used for data collection is a structured questionnaire titled “Attitude Evaluation Questionnaire (ATEQ)”. The population for this study is Nine hundred and forty two thousand (942,000) respondents and a sample of three thousand was used in the study.  The findings among others revealed that  to a greater extent, structures don’t adhere to the city master plan in Jos metropolis; there is also an unconcerned attitude by the residents regarding the clearing of their water ways; again to a greater extent the residents of Jos metropolis don’t pay attention to the way and manner in which they disposed off their waste; an understanding of the dangers of burning refuse is not evident among the residents of Jos metropolis; and that residents don’t adhere to the government policies on environmental protection. The study recommended that, more effort should be  put in place by the government to ensure structures comply with the city master plan; Residents should develop the habit of constantly clearing their water ways; there is need for both government and individuals to work towards proper disposal of waste; There is need for law enforcement agencies to make sure that all policies of government regarding the protection of the environment are adequately enforced.


Attitude, Common Human Practices. Affect, Environment, Jos Metropolis Residents.

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