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Title: British Colonial Legacy and ethno-cultural conflicts in Takum, Taraba State, North-Eastern Geo-Political Zone, Nigeria 1914-2008
Authors: Yakubu, Nyuni
Keywords: British Colonial Legacy
Ethno-cultural conflicts
Takum, Taraba State
North-Eastern Geo-Political Zone
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Abstract: The study examined British Colonial Legacy and Ethno-cultural Conflicts in Takum, Taraba North Eastern Geo-political Zone Nigeria. Takum has experienced consistent ethno-cultural conflict which destroyed lives and property and equally resulted in growth retardation and further prevent industrial growth and any form of developmental project. Three specific objectives guided this study and these were; (i) to examine the level of British colonial legacy and Ethno-cultural conflicts in Takum Taraba State, North-Eastern geopolitical Zone Nigeria, (ii) to assess the nature of ethno-cultural conflicts in Takum, Taraba State, North-Eastern Geopolitical Zone Nigeria (iii) to proffer solutions to the ethno-cultural conflicts in Takum Taraba State, North-Eastern Geopolitical Zone Nigeria. The target population was 665 from which a sample size of 250 was derived. The findings revealed that British colonial legacy has negative consequences to the community such as high colonial domination, increased political tussle and economic manipulations and increased interference in traditional issues and ambiguous overlapping jurisdiction in Takum and Ussa, Taraba State North-Eastern Geopolitical Zone Nigeria. The researcher concluded that there has been struggle among the various ethnic nationalities in the country over control of political power and natural resources which led to the Civil War of 1967-1970 since Nigeria’s democracy is characterized by ethnic-based politics and especially Takum. The researcher recommended that; both the Federal and State government of Nigeria should put in place strategies for the reorientation, sensitization of the Nigerian leaders in Takum. The contribution to knowledge indicated that; it is the failure of the leaders in Takum to meet the demands of these ethnic nationalities that has always manifested in agitation that time and again leads to conflicts. In addition to the above, symposium, dialogue for consensus, seminar/workshops, equity, job creation, integration among others ought to be put in place by all the levels of government in-order to ensure peaceful coexistence, growth and meaningful development in Takum.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the college of education, open, distance and e-learning, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts (History) Kampala International University, Uganda
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