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Industrialisation in Eastern Nigeria

  • Barry Floyd

Abstract

If an agricultural ‘revolution’ is the goal of the Eastern Nigerian government, so also is an industrial ‘revolution’. Substantial large-scale industrialisation along modern lines, proceeding hand-in-hand with rural reforms and the intensification of commercial agriculture, is urgently needed if the productivity of the region is to be increased and a marked improvement in living standards achieved for its inhabitants.

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Palm Kernel Unskilled Labour Modern Industry Rural Migrant Primary Commodity 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    M. I. Okpara, The Purpose of Industrialization, speech delivered at the official opening of Nigerian Glass Company Ltd., Port Harcourt, 24 August 1963 (Enugu, 1963), p. 4.Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    T. A. Anumudu, ‘Modernizing Our Local Crafts’, Trade and Industrial Bulletin, v (Jan. 1966), p. 3.Google Scholar
  3. 1.
    Anon, ‘Industrial Development’, Nigerian Trade Journal, Special Independence Issue 1960 (Lagos, 1960), p. 15.Google Scholar
  4. 1.
    For some of the problems involved in attracting foreign industrial concerns to invest in Nigeria, see C. L. Mordi, ‘The Problems and Planning for Industrial and Commercial Development in Nigeria’, Trade and Industrial Bulletin, V (Feb. 1966), pp. 1, 3.Google Scholar
  5. 2.
    ENDC, Eighth Annual Report of the Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation 1962–1963, and the Accounts dated 31 March, 1963 (Enugu, 1963), Statement 1, pp. 35–36.Google Scholar

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© Barry Floyd 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Floyd
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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