Damian Kehinde Adesegha


African countries have a long history of intra-continental migration for various reasons such as seasonal labour and asylum seekers. This kind of regional mobility has been part of the African culture for a considerable period. Recently, however, there is a marked increase in intercontinental migration, especially among youths seeking better lives beyond the shores of Africa where the pasture seemed greener. This migration has become a new reality in Nigeria and particularly in Ondo State. The study investigated the effect of human security on migration among youths in Ondo State, Nigeria using a sample size of four hundred and forty (440) participants. The study adopted simple random sampling to distribute copies of the questionnaire among the six local governments in Ondo State. The combination of both qualitative and quantitative analyses was utilized in the data analysis process. The paper posits that human security significantly affects the migration decision of youths in Ondo State. The findings further revealed that people migrate as a result of unemployment, poverty, poor educational system, insecurity, personal factors among others. The paper, thus, recommended that the government should promote and facilitate investment activities of both private and public investors in the state, primarily aimed at alleviating unemployment levels among the youths. It also recommended the implementation of additional empowerment initiatives by government and private institutions, as this would be valuable in addressing human security issues amongst the youth.


Human Security, Migration, Pull-Push Factors, Youths, Investment, Ondo State.

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