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FUT Minna to analyze 2, 217 households’ data on migration



The West African Science Service Centre on Local weather Change and Tailored Land Use, WASCAL, of the Federal College of Know-how, FUT, Minna, Niger State has collected information from a complete of two,217 households to investigate causes for migration in Nigeria.

The Director WASCAL, FUT Minna, Prof. Appolonia Okhimamhe made the disclosure through the tenth anniversary of the centre on the primary campus in Gidan Kwano. He mentioned the info have been collected from 17 Focus Group Discussions and 20 in-depth interviews in collaboration with different companions within the nation.

She defined that from the info collected a modular instructing and coaching program for information and expertise could be collectively developed and applied by WASCAL on tips on how to entry and handle the influence of local weather and world change on rural-urban and cross-boundary migration.

” WASCAL FUT Minna is the hub that may take into account the coaching of future determination makers and information holders for local weather migration,” the director famous.


Prof.Okhimamhe additionally mentioned the centre has efficiently graduated 30 grasp’s college students inside six years with Nigeria having the best enrollment, adopted by Ghana and Benin Republic, even because the PhD programme has commenced.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, FUT, Minna, Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta mentioned the centre was arrange within the college and counterpart-funded by the German authorities to notably take care of rising issues related to local weather change, notably on the grassroots.

He acknowledged that concerted efforts are being made to deal with problems with local weather change in communities throughout the 25 native governments of the state.

Additionally, the Head of the WASCAL governing board, Prof Mahammadu Hassirou from Niger Republic who led members of the board from different West African international locations famous that the primary goal of organising the centre is to coach college students from the West African subregion and different stakeholders for higher inclusion of local weather change challenges within the insurance policies and sustainable improvement tasks and programmes.

The Heart has 11 West African member international locations, which embody Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, The Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.


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