The purpose of this research work is to examine the economic and social effect of rural-urban migration in Local Government with special emphasis on Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State for the purpose of getting the required information from the respondents.
The researcher made a personal contact and observation from the personal contact and observation, it was discovered that Ikole Local Government is one of the Local Government that play an important role in rural urban migration. People move from rural areas to urban areas for the purpose of getting better offers, for the purpose of getting basic healthcare, social infrastructure, for marriage, to continue schooling and by following relatives.
In presenting the research, the work is divided into five chapters. Each dealing with one topic or the other in order to make a good description of the various stages involved in the study. The project or research work consists of five chapters as viz:-
Chapter one consist of introduction, statement of the problem, aims and objectives of the study, significance of the study, research hypothesis, scope and limitation of the study, organization of the chapter and definition of terms.
Chapter two has to do with literature review in form of introduction, theoretical framework, current trends in thinking, review of related literature, summary of chapter.
Chapter three contains introduction, the research methodology, method of data collection and questionnaire design and problems encountered.,
Chapter four deals with introduction, brief history of Ikole Local Government, reasons for migration out of Ikole Local Government area, reasons for migration of the villagers and villagers, responses, reasons whey village on rural area is unpleasant, age group of the migrant and summary of the chapter.
Chapter five states the summary of findings, recommendation and conclusion.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE: 1.0 General Introduction or background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Purpose/objectives of the study
1.4 significance of the study
1.5 Research hypothesis
1.6 Scope and limitations of the study
1.7 Organization of the study/plan of the study synopsis of each chapter.
1.8 Definition of terms
CHAPTER TWO: 2.0 Literature Review
2.2 Theoretical framework
2.3 Current trends in thinking
2.4 summary of the chapter
CHAPTER THREE: 3.0 Methodology and Research Methods
3.2 Sample and population of the study
3.3 Sources of data/data collection instruments
3.4 Method of data analysis
CHAPTER FOUR: 4.0 Data presentation/Analysis and Interpretation of Findings
4.2 Brief History of Ikole Local Government
4.3 Presentation of data
4.4 Analysis of data
4.5 Testing of hypothesis
4.6 Summary of chapter
CHAPTER FIVE: 5.0 Summary, recommendation and conclusion
5.1 Summary of findings
1.0 INTRODUCTION GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.1 INTRODUCTION IN OVERVIEW OF THE TOPIC
Few years ago, rural-urban migration was viewed favourably in the economic department, prior to this time, rural-urban migration has been in existence. People migrate from one place or area to the other especially from rural to urban area for one thing or the other. It is now abundantly clear from recent trends that the rate for rural urban job creat8ion and surpass from the capacity of both industrial and urban social service effectively to absorb this labour. Population in Ekiti State is becoming alarming and particularly among the youths. The consequence of this is gradual reduction of family labour on the farms and most especially since the late 1780s, other problems are created in this process and it is the intention of the researcher to examine the extent to which Ekiti State is affected.
In relating to Ikole Local Government, it was created in 1996 by General Sanni Abacha.
The language attributes of the inheritance of this area has made it very much possible for the Ikole Local Government people to settle down peacefully to conduct their day-today activities such as farming and trading. The major problem which form the focus of the research work is that Ekiti State was being faced by problem of the movement of her youngable bodies. Those that are literate and educated to urban centre in search of jobs.
Thereby rendering the area to be less productive agriculturally’; this again has its effect of the national level. The movement of large number of people from other area including those of rural urban areas.