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Erosion Control in Anambra State the Surveyor as a Consultant

By Uzodinma, Victus N.

Erosion Control in Anambra State the Surveyor as a Consultant

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Community Self-Help Development as a Strategy for Rural Development: An Appraisal of the Experience in Anambra State, Nigeria

By Mba, Chike H.

Most of the strategies which have been commonly employed in dcaling with the
problems of rural development in Nigeria have usually been mainly directed towards particular sector objectives. These have among ~tlzersin cluded the following: agricultural development pro$rammes (stich as Agricultural Inputs and Extension Schemes, River Basin Development Schemes, and Integrated Agricultural/Rural Development Projects), industrial development programmes, market developiilent programmes, and a host of others. These strategies have not only bcen largely narrow in context and scope, but have also been planned and executed in isolation fmin one another

Published: 02/12/2018

Tags: Community self-help development, strategy for rural development, development

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Rural Development Programmes in Nigeria: The Potential Role of the Urban and Regional Planner

By Mba, Chike H.

Nigerians are currently witnessing an unprecedented interest, by the governments of the Federation, in the development of the rural areas of the country. This interest has been aroused by a number of factors. Firstly, after several attem'pts and.failures in planning for socioeconomic development, it has only recently been realised that any develcpment plans that continue to ignore the rural areas of the country are bouvd to fail. This is because the majority of Nigerians (some 80 percent) still live in rural areas. With the exception of the 4th National Development Plan, a14 the other plans had rather concentrated on the development of the urban economy. It was only during the 4th Plan period (1981-85) that the issue of integrated urban-rural development was addressed for the first time. The plan contained elaborate policy statements on the issue of
urban-rural iinkages and development (Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1981).
Secondly, the abject poverty of the hitherto neglected rural areas has continued to increase the rate of rural-urban migration, as youths of all categories (educated and uneducated as well as skilled and unskilled) mate to the urban areas in search of iobs. This has led not only to further ;nrpoverishment of the rural areas in terms of highly productive i ~ u m nre sources, but also to overcongestion of the existing urban areas

Published: 02/12/2018

Tags: Rural Development programmes

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Towards an Effective Mass Transit System for Anambra State: The Role of the Public Sector in Bus Mode of Mass Transit System

By Mba, Chike H.

In Nigeria today, road transportation accounts for the ireat majority of goods
/ haulage activities, and remains largely the major channel for movement of people. In the urban areas of the country, in particular where enginc powered vehicles are dominantly in use, some 80 percent of human movement activitics are undertakcn in private motor cars (Ogegbo. 1077). On the contrary, facilities for movement of people by means of urban mass transit 2: still inadeqimtcly developed. Most of the mass transit activities by road have been mainly undertaken by the private sector

The role of the public scctor in this regard is virtually insignificant. Public owned
corporations and agcncies that have attempted to get involvcd in mass transit activities have liquidated a few years aftcr their inception. This is because the laissez-faire way of operation of the public sector has not been con~petitivew ith the profit-oriented mode of private sector enterprise. This has had its serious consequences. Although the generality of people in both the urban and rural areas of the country are in effective demand for mass transit services, it is only the private sector that has responded, although in a very limited way, to the demand. The objectives of this paper are two fold. First, it is aimed at identifying the major problems inherent in the provision of bus transit services by both the private and public sccrors in Nigcri:~. Second, it is hopcd that the suggestions that will bc put forward will be uscfi~l to policy rnakcrs in curscnt cfl'orts towards providing clfcctivc und efficient public mass transit facilities in the urbm and rusal areas of Anambra State in particular, and Nigeria in general.

Published: 02/12/2018

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The Environmental Designers: Consultant Architects and Planners

By Mba, Chika .h.

In response to a letter, from the Federal University f /technology Yola we hereby submit a schemetic design of our proposed concept of the university master plan.

Published: 02/12/2018

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Analysis of Motives for Land Ownership Among the Igbos of South Eastern Nigeria

By Ogbuefi, Joseph Ugochukwu

The motives for land ownership among the Igbos of south Eastern Nigeria has been studied. A detailed analysis of the motives based on certsin categorization is presented . The study revealed that the nature of society, its development states and level of urbanization are the vital determinants of the primary land ownership motives at any point in time. “A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for the Environmental Sciences”

Published: 21/08/2018

Tags: Land, Ownership, Motives, Development

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Rural Infrastructure Planning for Effective Rural Industrialization

By Mba, Chike H.

From November 13 - 17,1989,the Institute For Development Studies
of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, organised a Training -
SeminarAVorkshop whlch was held at the Seminar Hall of the
Institute. The theme of the Training SeminarIWorkshop (TSW) was:
"Management and Co-ordination of Rural Industrialization in
NigeriaW.Attending the TSW were participants from the Ministries of
Local Government Affairs and banking institutions.
The TSW was specifically designed for the staff in the upper
middle range of the Local and State government services, who are
concerned with the planning and execution of rural industrial
development projects in the various communities of Nigeria. This was
the first of a series of TSW's to be organised by the Institute and
many more of such programmes are contemplated to be held.
The objectives of the TSW were to prov~de a forum for the
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administrators, policy makers and managers of the various units of
state and local government, public and private sector organisations in
the various states to
(a) discuss the current management and co-ordination
problems facing rural industrialization in Nigeria, identify the
problems and suggest ways of solving and ameliorating them;
(b) explore ways and means of promoting the industrialization
of the rural areas with a view to
(i) achieving the diversification of the industrial base of
the rural economy;
(ii) expanding the desirable impact of industrial
development;
(iii) generating and increasing productive employment
and income in the rural communities, and thus stem
rural migration to urban centres;

Published: 20/09/1994

Tags: rural, industrialization, rural industrialization

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Rural Development Programmes in Nigeria: The Potential Role of the Urban and Regional Planner

By Mba, Chike H.

Nigerians are currently witnessing an unprecedented interest, by
the governments of the Federation, in the development of the rural
areas of the country. This interest has been aroused by a number ci
factors. Firstly, after several attem'pts and.failures in planning for socioeconomic
development, it has only recently been realised that any
develcpment plans that continue to ignore the rural areas of the country
are bouvd to fail. This is because the majority of Nigerians (some 80
percent) still live in rural areas

Published: 20/09/2018

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Towards an Effective Mass Transit System for Anambra State: The Role of the Public Sector in Bus Mode of Mass Transit System

By Mba, Chike H.

In Nigeria today, road transportation accounts for the ireat majority of goods
/ haulage activities, and remains largely the major channel for movement of people. In the
urban areas of the country, in particular where enginc powered vehicles are dominantly in
use, some 80 percent of human movement activitics are undertakcn in private motor cars
(Ogegbo. 1077). On the contrary, facilities for movement of people by means of urban
mass transit 2: still inadeqimtcly developed. Most of the mass transit activities by road
have been mainly undertaken by the private sector.

Published: 20/09/2018

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The Environmental Designers: Consultant Architects and Planners

By Mba, Chika .h.

The Environmental Designers: Consultant Architects and Planners

Published: 20/09/1992

Tags: designers, environment, architects

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Towards an Effective Machinery for Achieving Rural Development Objectives in Nigeria

By Mba, Chika. H

After several futile attempts at planning for rural socioeconomic development, it has only recently dawned on the governments and people of Nigeria that any development plans that continue to neglect the rural areas of the country are bound to fail.

Published: 02/12/2018

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Proposals for the Masterplan of the University

By Mba, Chike H.

ARC; JoOoM EGWALU, ~ / 6 0 ,M oSco i n Ar c h i t e c t u r e , ,MNIAo H e '
~ t u d i e d azchitectdre i n Kwnasi, Ghana and graduated MoSco
i n a r c h i t e c t u r e i n June 1965, From July 1965 t o October 1966.
he worked i n Federal Ministry of Works as P r o j e c t A r c h i t e c t
and was exposed to various projects including Federal Advance.
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Teachers Technical Colleg,e, Akoka, Lagos; Technical Workshop
I j o r a , Lagasp

Published: 20/09/1992

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Introduction to Rural Development Planning

By Mba, A.h.c

Introduction to Rural Development Planning

Published: 20/09/1995

Tags: rural development

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Community Self-Help Development as a Strategy for Rural Development: An Appraisal of the Experience in Anambra State, Nigeria

By Mba, Chike H.

Most of the strategies which have been commonly employed in dcaling with the
problems of rural development in Nigeria have usually been mainly directed towards
particular sector objectives. These have among ~tlzersin cluded the following: agricultural
development pro$rammes (stich as Agricultural Inputs and Extension Schemes, River
Basin Development Schemes, and Integrated Agricultural/Rural Development Projects),
industrial development programmes, market developiilent programmes, and a host of
others. These strategies have not only bcen largely narrow in context and scope, but have
also been planned and executed in isolation fmin one another.

Published: 20/09/2018

Tags: rural development, development

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The Dilemmas of Housing Programmes in Nigeria

By Mba, A.h.c

Although shelter is one of the most basic necessities of life, the poor and lower middle income groups in Nigeria today do not yet have easy access to it. These groups which constitute the great majority of the population of the country remain either homeless or improperly housed.

Published: 03/03/1992

Tags: Dilemmas of Housing Programmes in Nigeria

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