HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

  • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA
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    COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA

    Commercial activities involves the buying, selling and distribution of goods and services in Nigeria. It involves trading, transportation and communication within and outside the country.   Types of Commercial Activities The types of Commercial activities in Nigeria include the followings: 1) Trade: Local trade. National trade. International trade. Stock exchange. Money market. Foreign exchange market (FOREX).   2) Transportation. 3) Communication.   Trade in Nigeria Trade in Nigeria involves the buying and selling or exchange of goods and services between one region of Nigeria and another or between Nigeria and other countries. Types of Trade: There are two types of trade in Nigeria. These are: 1) Local Trade: Local trade…

  • HUMAN RESOURCES
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    HUMAN RESOURCES

    All resources of the environment are usually organised by man for optimum use. The ability of man to make the best use of these resources depends on his level of education, technology and culture.   Factors which Determine the Size of Human Resources Factors which can determine the size of human resources are: Birth rate or natality: High birth rate generally do lead to high population or human resources. Death rate or mortality: Low death rate leads to increase in human population while high death rate reduces it. Migration: While migration (movement out of a country) reduces population, immigration (movement into a country) increases human resources. Level of Fertility: High…

  • PROBLEMS OF TOURISM IN NIGERIA
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    PROBLEMS OF TOURISM IN NIGERIA

    Some of the major problems facing tourism development in Nigeria include the following: Inadequate funding: In Nigeria, the tourism industry is poorly funded. Poor funding has led to the poor development of the sub-sector. lack of access roads: In Nigeria, there is basically lack of access roads to most resort centres. Many of the roads are in bad shape and this tends not to attract tourists to such centres. Poor publicity: Lack of effective publicity or communication system for publicizing the scenery, wildlife and cultural attractions to visitors is a big problem in the country. Inadequate personnel: One of the problems of developing tourism attractions in Nigeria is the inadequacy…

  • JUSTIFICATION FOR TOURISM
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    JUSTIFICATION FOR TOURISM

    Tourism is an activity done by an individual or a group of individuals, which leads to the movement from one place to another or a country to another for performing a specific a specific task or a visit to a place or several places for the purpose of entertaining which lead to an awareness of other civilizations and culture, also increasing the knowledge of countries, culture and history. One of the most important subjects of tourism is attractions. Attractions are the most important components in the tourism system. Attractions are the main motivators for tourist’s trips and the core of the tourism product, without attractions, there would be no need…

  • PHYSICAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL FEATURES OF A TOWN
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    PHYSICAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL FEATURES OF A TOWN

    PHYSICAL FEATURES OF A TOWN The physical features of a town include : Relief, vegetation, climate and drainage. Relief: Relief of a town may either be on a lowland and fairly on plateau e.g. Jos. Majority of the towns are located on a lowland or flat land which is suitable for human settlement and establishment of many other social-cultural features like schools, markets, mosquitoes and roads. Climate: The climate of all the towns in Nigeria varies based on the location of such towns. Towns in the Southern parts of the country do experience equatorial type of climate with low temperature and heavy rainfall while the towns in Northern part of…

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