The Determinants of the Mode of Informal Transport Chosen in North Central City of Ilorin, Nigeria

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

2 Department of Economics, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria


Transportation is a necessity if the day-to-day economic activities of the society must move on. There are different modes of informal transport available in Nigeria. This study evaluated the determinants of the modal choice of informal transport among commuters in North central city of Ilorin, Nigeria. The study used primary data generated through a structured questionnaire administered to 100 commuters randomly selected in Ilorin metropolis. The study used a multinomial logit model for data analysis. The results showed that earnings and household size were the core determinants of the choice of informal transport mode. The study concluded that different informal transport modes available to the commuters gave them the opportunity to make choices based on their income and the transport cost in Ilorin metropolis, Nigeria.


Article Title [Persian]

عوامل تعیین کننده انتخاب شیوه های حمل و نقل غیررسمی در شهر نورث سنترال ایلورین نیجریه

Authors [Persian]

  • احمد یاکوبو 1
  • محمد آدیبایو اوجولپ 1
  • جمیل ثانی 2
1 بخش اقتصاد، دانشگاه ایلورین، ایلورین، نیجریه.
2 بخش اقتصاد، دانشگاه ایلورین، ایلورین، نیجریه.