• Short Summary

    The movement of people from the poor rural areas of Nigeria to the more prosperous cities is causing economic and social problems viewed with concern by the Government.

  • Description

    NIGERIA: Lagos

    GTV City of Lagos

    SV People arriving in Lagos with belongings (3 shots)

    GV & SV People at bus stop

    GTV Buses through traffic

    GV EXT. Ministry of Labour

    CU let Man interviewed

    CU 2nd Man interviewed

    SV Women seated outside factory with 'No Vacancy' sign

    SV Man looking through railings with 'no Vacancy' sign

    SV TILT DOWN ventilator TO people waiting for work


    REPORTER: "How long have you been looking for work?

    1ST MAN: For the past five years.

    REPORTER: I see which places have you been before you come here?

    1ST MAN: I've been to many places, but I can not get job.

    2ND MAN: My name is (indistinct)

    REPORTER: How long have you been looking for work?

    2ND MAN: I am looking for a job two years now.

    REPORTER: What type of work of you want to do?

    2ND MAN: Mechanic or any type of job.

    IN: "How long have you....."

    OUT: "...any type of job".
    Background: The movement of people from the poor rural areas of Nigeria to the more prosperous cities is causing economic and social problems viewed with concern by the Government.

    The effects of the migration are being felt most n the capital, Lagos, were the population has doubled to two million since the nigerian civil war ended in January, 1970.

    People from backward rural areas are moving to the towns in search of jobs in industry and Government departments, and for the better public amenities such as hospitals, water supply, playing fields and cinemas which the towns offer.

    The result of the population drift, particularly in Lagos, has been increasing unemployment, a housing shortage, over-worked public transport and a rise in crime.

    In an effort to reverse the flow of population,the Nigerian Government is encouraging industry to move to the country and is building a road network to open up rural areas.

    SYNOPSIS: Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, has doubled its population in under three years.

    Nearly a million people have arrived from the backward rural areas seeking jobs and what they hope will be a better way of life in the city. The result has been over-crowding which has caused serious economic and social problems.

    Public transport is hopelessly inadequate and it is common for people to wait several hours for a bus. The influx has also caused a housing shortage and rents which families cannot afford.

    The worst problem, though, is rising unemployment.

    Most of the industry and Government offices in Nigeria are located in the towns, but they've not been able to provide enough jobs for people moving in from the country.

    The Government is now trying to reverse the flow by developing industry in rural areas.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YKLQJH3UCOX7PRYCF7KBKTK7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YKLQJH3UCOX7PRYCF7KBKTK7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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