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, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 317–321 | Cite as

Transportation as a limitation to rural development: The case of Abak in Nigeria

  • Obot J. U. 
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Abstract

Abak was opened by the colonial government as an administrative centre in the early 1900s. Since then the town and its surrounding areas are still rural in outlook. Development possibilities are very slim unless transportation is viewed seriously by both the government.

The difficulty here is that the Kwa Iboe River with its tributaries that crosses the area has created transport bottlenecks. Entry into the area from the E, W and S is through narrow onelane bridges on the rivers. The inefficient transport development has led to difficulties in the movement of farm products to the market. The prices of manufactured goods are higher in the area than in other places about 12 or 14 kilometres away.

Keywords

Transportation Environmental Management Nigeria Surrounding Area Rural Development 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Obot J. U. 
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  1. 1.Dept. of GeographyUniversity of CalabarCalabarNigeria

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