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Title:Federal investment and national integration in Nigeria: a spatial perspective
Author:Yunusa, Mohammed-BelloISNI
Year:1997
Periodical:Savanna: A Journal of the Environmental and Social Sciences
Volume:18
Issue:1
Pages:60-72
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:regional disparity
federalism
investment policy
industrial location
physical planning
Abstract:To forestall the evils of uneven economic activities and, invariably, imbalance of power, and to further sustain and strengthen the political, economic and social cohesion of the federation, the federal government of Nigeria must purposefully use its economic investment activities to restructure the industrial landscape, promote spatial integration and achieve the needed balance of power as well as develop a sense of belonging. Thus the location of the Ajaokuta steel complex, one of the largest federal investments outside the oil sector, in an economically undeveloped area of Nigeria has strengthened the federal system socially, politically and economically, through population agglomeration, the development of roads, the increased tempo and changing structure of economic activities and income expenditure by workers to the benefit of the local economy. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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