International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B
Exploring the effect of rural-urban migration among youths in Abuja municipal area council (AMAC), FCT, Abuja
Chibuike Florence E, Sennuga S Olayemi, Bako Hauwa and Wilberforce Albert Glory
The study accessed rural-urban migration among youths in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), FCT, Abuja. The research was carried out in Abuja Municipal Area Council. The study was guided by objectives. A descriptive research design was used in this study. The youths in the research area were chosen using a purposeful sampling method. Multistage approaches were used to sample eight (8) ADP blocks. Gwarimpa, Garki, Gui, Gwagwa, Karu, Karshi, Nyanya, and Kabusa were the blocks chosen for the research. To make 32 cells, four cells were chosen from each of the eight blocks. In addition, 3 farmers were chosen from 31 cells and 4 from the remaining 32 cells, for a total of 97 farmers. A systematic questionnaire was used to obtain primary data. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. 45.3% represent those Searching for white collar jobs, and skill acquisition 22.7% were among top causes of rural urban migration. Reduction in Labour due to migration was found to be high 55.7%. Provision of Infrastructure, at 82.5% was the top and major strategy identified in reducing youth rural urban migration among sampled respondents. In the course of agricultural rural development strategic planning, the study recommended supportive strategic planning at the policy level, by mainstreaming migration into national policy to: systematically address the linkages between youth employment promotion and rural labor promotion, rural infrastructural deficit, rural skill acquisition and training.
Chibuike Florence E, Sennuga S Olayemi, Bako Hauwa, Wilberforce Albert Glory. Exploring the effect of rural-urban migration among youths in Abuja municipal area council (AMAC), FCT, Abuja. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2022;4(1):82-86.