THE IMPLICATION OF STREET HAWKING AMONG THE YOUTHS IN UYO METROPOLIS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Certification    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           i

Dedication      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           ii

Acknowledgements    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iii

Table of Contents       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iv

CHAPTER ONE

1.1       Background of the Study       –           –           –           –           –           –           1

1.2      Statement of the Problem        –           –           –           –           –           –           2

1.3      Objective of the Study                        –           –           –           –           –           –           3

1.4      Research Questions                  –           –           –           –           –           –           4

1.5       Scope of the Study                 –           –           –           –           –           –           4

1.6       Limitation of the Study          –           –           –           –           –           –           4

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1       Introduction    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           5

2.2       Conceptual Framework           –           –           –           –           –           –           5

2.3       Causes of Street Hawking      –           –           –           –           –           –           7

2.4       The Socio-economic impact of Street Hawking in Uyo Metropolis   –           13

2.5       Measure government can take to cure street hawking in Uyo Metropolis        –           –           –          15

2.6       Summary of reviewed literature         –           –           –           –           –           17

Endnotes         –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           19

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1       Introduction    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           21

3.2       Area of the Study       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           21

3.3       Population of the Study          –           –           –           –           –           –           21

3.4       Sampling Size and Sampling Technique         –           –           –           –           21

3.5       Research Instrument   –           –           –           –           –           –           –           21

3.6       Method of Data Analysis       –         –           –           –           –           22

3.7       Causes of Hawking     –           –        –           –           –           –           22

Endnotes         –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           23

CHAPTER FOUR: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.1       Introduction    –           –           –           –           –           –           24

4.2       Poverty            –           –           –                   –           –           –           24

4.3       Materialism     –           –           –     –           –           –           –           25

4.4       The Social and Economic Implications of Hawking  —          –           30

4.5       Social Implications of Hawking         –         –           –           –           30

4.6       Economic Implications of Hawking   –              –           –           –           31

4.7       Data Analysis  –           –           –           –           –           –           –           34

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1       Summary         –           –           –             –           –           –           –           38

5.2       Conclusion      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           40

5.3       Recommendations      –             –           –           –           –           –           42

References      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           44

CHAPTER ONE

1.1       Background of the Study

The topic of this research is “the implication of Street hawking Among the youth” with a case study of Uyometropolis in AkwaIbom State. There is a popular saying in religious circles to the effect that love of money is the root of all evil while this may appear like an exaggeration, it closely contain a gem of truth especially in country like Nigeria where men and women have almost completely lost the true value of money, the purpose of this research topic is to enable the researcher identify the causes of street hawking which has become a social problem in the society.

Furthermore, having been able to identify the causes of this research topic and the possible social and economic implications, the research intends to offer suggestion as to how the government of the day can come about believe that the knowledge of the causes and the consequent implication of hawking can bring about a high degree of awareness to the members of the general public.

The research topic is intended to promote better understanding of the subject matter and to investigate the causing role played by individuals and the society in general. The reason for this is that it has been a basic fact that no individual lives in isolation because people are born and breed in one form of group of the other. Above it all, stories have shown in the invaluable influence of other people on the rest members of a given society and vice versa.

On the whole, this survey is principally aimed at eradicating all those features of our behaviour in the past which have made our society a by-word for disharmony, dishonesty, distrust and disservice, the survey aims at raising our individual and collective consciousness to enable us dream great dream and attain lofty goals,. To seek and to attain what is noblest in human nature, to place the highest value on and respect the dignity of human life and finally to purse honest endeavours and to take pride in personal advance only through hardwork.Uyo metropolis is located in the Easthern part of AkwaIbom State which fall in tropical region of the country. Uyo derives its name from the word uyo a tribe from Ibibio ethnic group.

Uyo metropolis people are industrious, law abiding and religious citizens, there are quite a number of social amenities like Portable water supply, electricity, post office, commercial banks, higher institutions and lots of private primary and secondary schools.

1.2      Statement of the Problem

The number of youths   engage in street hawking has been increasing at an alarming rate in the society. It is also pertinent to note that observation and experience have showed that the average and well to do individuals look forward to see these hawkers to buy things they want to buy or need either internationally or as a result of lack of alternative seller. It is in the light of this therefore, that the researcher intends to know much more about the hawkers and why members of the general public prefer to buy their immediate needs from them despite the various government effort to eradicate the immoral practice even though the parents and guardians of the hawkers seem to turn blind eyes and deaf ears to both its social and economic implications.

The researcher is particularly interested in identifying the unalterable group of individually perceive their chosen system of trade, possible reaction from some of the force and aggrieved hawkers. On the whole, the researcher is very much interested in knowing the kinds of steps taken by the government and the factors that led to their occurrence.

1.3      Objective of the Study

The topic of this research is “implication of Street hawking Among the youth” with a case study of Uyo metropolis in AkwaIbomState with the following objectives:

1.         To examine the cultural concept of street hawking

2          To identify the causes and effects of street hawking

3.         To know the socio-economic impact of street hawking in Uyometropolis,

AkwaIbom State

4.         To identify the measures government can take to curb or reduce street hawking in Uyo metropolis.

THE IMPLICATION OF STREET HAWKING AMONG THE YOUTHS IN UYO METROPOLIS