• Short Summary

    The movement of people from the poor rural areas of Nigeria to the more prosperous cities is causing economic and social problems viewed with concern by the Government.

  • Description

    The movement of people from the poor rural areas of Nigeria to the more prosperous cities is causing economic and social problems viewed with concern by the Government.

    The effects of the migration are being felt most n the capital, Lagos, were the population has doubled to two million since the nigerian civil war ended in January, 1970.

    People from backward rural areas are moving to the towns in search of jobs in industry and Government departments, and for the better public amenities such as hospitals, water supply, playing fields and cinemas which the towns offer.

    The result of the population drift, particularly in Lagos, has been increasing unemployment, a housing shortage, over-worked public transport and a rise in crime.

    In an effort to reverse the flow of population,the Nigerian Government is encouraging industry to move to the country and is building a road network to open up rural areas.

    SYNOPSIS: Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, has doubled its population in under three years.

    Nearly a million people have arrived from the backward rural areas seeking jobs and what they hope will be a better way of life in the city. The result has been over-crowding which has caused serious economic and social problems.

    Public transport is hopelessly inadequate and it is common for people to wait several hours for a bus. The influx has also caused a housing shortage and rents which families cannot afford.

    The worst problem, though, is rising unemployment.

    Most of the industry and Government offices in Nigeria are located in the towns, but they've not been able to provide enough jobs for people moving in from the country.

    The Government is now trying to reverse the flow by developing industry in rural areas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YKLQJH3UCOX7PRYCF7KBKTK7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YKLQJH3UCOX7PRYCF7KBKTK7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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