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Nigeria, migrations early 20th century to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Charles T. Adeyanju

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm392

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Adeyanju, C. T. 2013. Nigeria, migrations early 20th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with a diverse ethnic and linguistic population. Colonized by Britain from the latter part of the 19th century until 1960, Nigeria as a country struggles with its past. High rates of unemployment, underdevelopment, ethnoreligious conflicts, corruption, violent crime, great socioeconomic inequality, poverty, rural–urban migration, poor public health, and other serious social problems confront contemporary Nigerian society. Along with politically orchestrated assassinations, perversion of justice, and poor infrastructure these problems make Nigeria undesirable to its citizens, and have been identified as motivating factors for both voluntary and involuntary migrations.

Keywords:

  • imperialism;
  • colonialism;
  • labor;
  • labor supply;
  • social policy