International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Pattern and Characteristics of Inter and Intra Regional Migration in Nigeria
Godwin O. Ikwuyatum PhD

Inter and intra regional migration in Nigeria has been very dynamic from the pre-colonial through the colonial, post colonial to this modern era in the migration history of the country, however, there remain paucity of reliable and current migration data in the country. In addition, the changing pattern and characterization of inter and intra regional migration between and within the states and geo-political zones in Nigeria further require examination for planning and policy intervention in both the area of origin and destination. The aim of the paper, therefore, is to analyze the changing face or pattern of inter and intra regional (states and geo-political zones) over time; its characterization in terms of the demography of migrants (the increasing of female into the migration stream); explanatory factors or drivers, in terms of existing socio-economic inequalities, urbanization, trade and commerce, conflict and terrorism.

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