Ashaolu, A. T.
November 2011
International Journal of Applied Science & Technology;Nov2011, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p184
Academic Journal
The growing influence of improved information and communication technology (ICT) on all strata of human living, including the environment, is acknowledged. This has been considered more vital to the challenging conditions of emerging mega cities like Lagos, Nigeria. A questionnaire survey of business office users across different occupations was carried out. The result as analysed on a 5- point Likert Scaling indicated that ICT-facilitated commuting and work habits could become a needed panacea to reducing peak-hour traffic congestions among other benefits. On the other hand, ICT usage, the paper observed, could also generate new activities and wastes with grave implications on efficient environmental resource management.


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