Rural-Urban Migration and Economic Development in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects

RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS. (A STUDY OF UZO-UWANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE) DEFINITION OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION

According to Okeke (1990), rural-urban migration as in other parts of Nigeria can be attributed to a number of reason including economic opportunities, the flight from rural violence and cultural inhibitions, better quality housing, better health service and other urban amenities and infrastructures. Whatever the reason for migration, the influx of rural migrants to urban centres has a lot of implications for the society. [Read more…]

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