RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND RURAL URBAN MIGRATION IN NIGERIA. A CASE STUDY OF ABI LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN CROSS RIVER STATE

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ABSTRACT

This research was on Rural Development and Rural Urban Migration in Nigeria; (A case study of Abi Local Government). Survey design was adopted for the study. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significant. A non-probability sampling technique was employed to select the sample size of one hundred and twenty (120) respondents from six (6) selected council wards out of the ten (10) council wards in Abi Local Government Area. A structured questionnaire highlighting eighteen (18) questions was developed by the researcher to gather data from the respondents. The chi-square (X2) statistics was used in testing the formulated hypotheses. The study revealed among others that there is a significant reason why youths migrate from rural to urban centers and that provision of social amenities and creation of jobs in rural areas has significant effect on rural-urban migration. It was therefore recommended that Adequate funds should be made available to ensure that projects are completed. Government should adopt punitive measures to ensure that policies are implemented. This is the only way that those seeking to sabotage the efforts of government are not given the chance to do so. There should be a proper monitory mechanism for the utilization of funds disbursed for developmental projects.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND RURAL URBAN MIGRATION IN NIGERIA. A CASE STUDY OF ABI LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN CROSS RIVER STATE