Migration and the Economy: Igbo Migrants and the Nigerian Economy 1900 to 1975
This book explores that nature of internal migration in Nigeria. It debunks the concept that Igboland and its people lived in a 'closed society'. The book looks at the basic issues influencing the trends of Igbo movement to other parts of the country. With historical insights, the author examines aspects of the socio-economic character of the Igbo in other ethnic regions, and the reactions of the host communities.
The purpose of this book to bring into focus and perspectives issues juxtaposing ethnic relations in Nigeria. It further seeks to advance knowledge about the Igbo, their contributions in the making of modern Nigeria; their thoughts, aspirations, hopes and concerns in the future of the country.
An invaluable and analytical blueprint for those interested in understanding the dynamics of inter-ethnic relations in Africa.