CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF RURAL URBAN MIGRATION ON THE PEOPLE OF OKA AKOKO SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE

CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF RURAL URBAN MIGRATION ON THE PEOPLE OF OKA AKOKO SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE

ABSTRACT

This project looked the causes and effects of rural – urban migration on the people of Oka Akoko South local government Area of Ondo State. Data were collected through the use of selecting place and quarters to be sampled, Quarter selected on the basis of quarter population, quarter with high population density usually migrate to urban centre. Also the view of young men and women were also considered. The data analysis was collected and will be coded, frequency counts. Also made accordingly and the data generated will be subjected to simple percent – ages for critically examine the research questions, earlier on stated in chapter one. The research designed used was descriptive design and the major instruments used were adopted to ensure that accurate and necessary information needed were collected for the research. They include the use of Questionnaire, participant observation, collection of data, interview with people. Also in this write up, recommendation were offered such as that the government should give adequate protection to the indigenous firm and at the same time encourage foreign investor in Nigeria, especially in the rural area of local government and Headquarters.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

Background to the study

Statement of the problem

Objectives of the study

Research Question

Relevance of the study

Delimitation of the study

Definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO

Review of Related Literature

CHAPTER THREE

Methodology

Population and Sample

Instrument for data collection

Data Collection

Method of data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

Results and Discussion

Data Analysis

Discussion and Finding

CHAPTER FIVE

Summary

Conclusion

Recommendation

REFERENCES

APPENDIX

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background to the study

Rural – urban migration is the movement of people from the rural areas to the urban centres. It has then become the concern at the Nigerian Government to do something about Rural – Urban migration.

This originated from the rapid growth of the urban population which is believed that the result from this rapid areas.

This migrants are blamed for the population growth and is beyond the two economics resources and also create some urban problems such as; unemployment and other attendant if social crises that are majorly concerned to Nigeria Government; these are problems posed by the highly visible consequency of rural urban migration such as:

  • Consequently, hardly aday passes without a government functionary or some other concerned citizens decrying the exodus of able bodies growth from rural area.
  • Growing of unemployment and under employment.
  • General shortage of social amenities such as water, good roads, network, electricity supplies.
  • The depopulation of rural area through daily newspaper and other media that some ways its may be found to stem the tide of immigrants to the town.

The remarkably high annual growth rate of major urban centres with the attendant dislocation of urban social infrastructure resulting in traffic congestion.

The strategy usually suggested for turning potentials urban migration to rural stayers amount to various aspects of rural economic development and from settlement scheme and projects aimed at checking the movement of people from rural area to urban centres often failed due to the problem and the target population, administrative difficulties and inadequate specification of wrong choice of the farm settlers in case of farm settlement scheme, financial problem and mismanagement of the public fund here and there.

Statement of the Problem

In many third world countries like Nigeria, Indian, etc. rural – urban migration has caused over urbanization and depopulation of rural areas.

The selective migration of highly intelligent skilled individual from less to more affluent countries has resulted in the problem of “brain drain “ for various countries many government have sought alternative for migration such as economics development and land reform in the regions of outflows.

The socio – economic crises caused by rural – urban migration has been hunting his mind for long. This is what prompted the choice of this research work.

Objectives of the study

The research on the causes and effects of rural urban drift in Oka Akoko South Local Government Area of Ondo State was designed to contribute not only to the literature on rural – urban migration in Nigeria but to aid rural – urban development policy making. The research work is meant specifically to expose the causes of rural – urban migration and examine its effects both positively and negatively on the people and suggestion on a workable recommendation to the appropriate quarter and policy makers.

Research Question

The research question for the purpose of this study are:

  • What are the causes of rural urban migration on the people of Oka Akoko?
  • What are the effect of rural urban migration on the people in Oka Akoko?
  • What are the possible solution to the causes and effects of rural urban migration?

Relevance of the study

The importance of this study is to know the causes and effects of rural urban migration in Oka Akoko South Local Government Area of Ondo State.

This studies will be a source of reference to any student who will like to study this topic in the nearest future to know the right approach to it.

Delimitation of the study

This study will cover five quarters in Oka and they are Iboje, Ikoso, Ibaka, Ikanmu and Agbo. During my research survey selected houses will be visited.

The survey will also cover necessary information and data needed from Oba Olubaka of Oka Akoko in his palace and Akoko South local government staff. Oka is in Akoko South local government area of Ondo State. It is one of the up Akoko South local government in Ondo State.

It comprises of many quarter namely Agba, Ibaka, Ikanmu, Ebo, Ikese, Iboje, Owase, Iwonrin, Okin, Ebinrin Idofin, Korowa, Owake, Okado and Owalusin.

It has a population of about twenty four thousand in habitants. It is bounded in the west by Akungba supare and Eti Ore in the south by Afo, Ikun, and Oba in the worth by Ikare and Isho.

Oka is situated in a thick forest which is protected by hills which serve as natural defence. The land is good for production of such foods crops like yam, cocoyam, maize, plantation of vegetables and cash crops like cocoa, coffee and palm produce.

Definition of Terms

Migration: This is the movement of people from one geographical area to another, involving permanent or temporary residence or settlement by: Afunga Onyan, 1996.

Urban migration: This is the movement of people from city to city e.g. Lagos to Abuja. By Garba Isiaka, 1999.

Rural migration: This is the movement of people from village to village.

Urban – Rural migration: This is the movement of the people from one urban rural area to another area.

Rural – urban migration: This is the movement of people from rural area. e.g. village to urban centre like Ibadan.

According to Adekunle Aromolaran, rural – urban migration is one of the major social problem in Nigeria development that causes in balance in economy from rural – urban to another.

 

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