Volume 9 , Issue 4 , August 2021 , Pages: 55 - 60
Impacts of Migration on the Economy of North-East Nigeria
Omeh Paul Hezekiah, Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nsukka, Nigeria
Tobechukwu C. Leo-Nnoli, Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nsukka, Nigeria
Abada Ifeanyichukwu Michael, Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nsukka, Nigeria
Received: Mar. 10, 2021;       Accepted: Mar. 30, 2021;       Published: Aug. 18, 2021
DOI: 10.11648/        View        Downloads  
Nigeria as a nation state has shared in the threats caused by globalism. North-Eastern region of Nigeria has in the last couple of years, been witnessing serial outward movement of its population to other neighboring countries. This is perceived as a result of lag on the nature and configuration of Nigerian security engagements which is at the verge of losing war against Boko Haram. More worrisome is the continued decline in the economies of the region due to quantum exit of their labour force to other destinations. The focus of the study is to examine the pull-push variables that had implicated the mass exodus of the labour force, the implications of their exodus on the economy of the region, and the institutional framework designed to revamp their economy. The paper adopted qualitative method, and data were generated through secondary sources and analyzed using content-analysis. The theoretical framework for the study was the Routine Activity Theory (RAT), as propounded by Cohen and Felson, and validated through the empirical works of Clarke and Felson, Felson and Clarke, and Felson. The findings of the study revealed that despite the exerted efforts by government through its institutions, the North-east region has continued to witness mass exodus of people from region, and this has affected the labour force and economic growth of the zone. The paper strongly recommends among others: proactive and total overhauling of the security architecture in the area, as well as establishment of a formidable economic recovery plan/ actions for the zone.
Boko-Haram, Economy, Human Security, Migration, North-Eastern Nigeria
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Omeh Paul Hezekiah, Tobechukwu C. Leo-Nnoli, Abada Ifeanyichukwu Michael, Impacts of Migration on the Economy of North-East Nigeria, Science Research. Vol. 9, No. 4, 2021, pp. 55-60. doi: 10.11648/
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