|
Twitter
|
Facebook
|
Google+
|
VKontakte
|
LinkedIn
|
 
 
International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research
ISSN: 2351-8014
 
 
Wednesday 18 May 2022

About IJISR

News

Submission

Downloads

Archives

Custom Search

Contact

  • Contact us
  • Newsletter:

Connect with IJISR

   
 
 
 

THE IMPACT OF INCREASE IN URBANIZATION ON MAJOR CITIES IN NIGERIA. A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE (ENUGU URBAN), SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA


Volume 14, Issue 1, March 2015, Pages 32–38

 THE IMPACT OF INCREASE IN URBANIZATION ON MAJOR CITIES IN NIGERIA. A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE (ENUGU URBAN), SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA

Eyankware Moses Oghenenyoreme1, Ruth Oghenerukevwe Eyankware2, Blessing O. Okoeguale3, and Emmanuel O. Eyankware4

1 Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, P.M.B O53, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
2 Department of Geography and Meteorology, Faculty of Environmental Science, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State, Nigeria
3 Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Biological Science Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, P.M.B 053 Ebonyi State, Nigeria
4 Department of Gas Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Port Harcourt Choba, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Original language: English

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The increase in migration into urban cities in Nigeria has posed a challenge to the Nigerian government. This study access the causes of rural-urban migration in major cities in Nigeria of which Enugu Urban is a case study. There are several factor responsible for rural-urban migration which influence the migrant's migration status. The study attempts to find answers to research questions by using survey design and sampling techniques to collect data from 210 (153) respondents with the aid of a 10-item structured questionnaire and personal interview. The respondents comprise of heads of household of migrants' (remove this) in the study area. Data for this study were edited, coded and analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) and descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that majority of the migrants migrated to continue their education rather than in search of employment as concluded by a lot of past studies. It also revealed that the impact of out-migration in the area includes: absence of youths to assist parents in their profession, lack of work force to work on farms, and desertion of the area by the youths as it affects the aged and children. The study recommends measures to limit rapid increase in urbanization, as well as strategies to reduce rural-urban migration and also profound ways of making the rural areas (include) comfortable for rural dwellers. Through government's support in the development and funding of small and medium scale rural enterprises, government should promulgate policies that will provide basic amenities in rural areas and finally higher school (tertiary institutions) such as polytechnics (include this) and universities should be sited in rural areas.

Author Keywords: Rural-Urban Migration, Basic Amenities, Higher Education, Youth and Electricity.


How to Cite this Article


Eyankware Moses Oghenenyoreme, Ruth Oghenerukevwe Eyankware, Blessing O. Okoeguale, and Emmanuel O. Eyankware, “THE IMPACT OF INCREASE IN URBANIZATION ON MAJOR CITIES IN NIGERIA. A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE (ENUGU URBAN), SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 32–38, March 2015.