The objective of this study is to explore the trends of migrants and discuss effects of immigration on the growth and development of Awe.
It also intends to analyse the collective efforts and activities of migrants to the socio-economic development of the area putting into consideration both negative and positive impact of the activities of the immigrants.
Indeed, activities of specific groups of migrants in their pursuit of excellence would be examined as it affects their host community, for instance, Mrs Giwa, proprietress of Best Legacy International group of schools, Sieberer Herbert former Manager of Amo group of companies, Dr. Kusi, Momoh hospital, Mr and Mrs Olayemi, poultry farmers, among others are individuals that had contributed immensely to Awe's development.
This study aims at positioning the community as a significant settlement enriched with enormous natural qualities and powerful nature's good tidings.
In order to achieve this, primary and secondary sources becomes important element in the reconstruction of the economic contribution of migrants and non-indigenes to the transformation of the Awe community.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Table of contents vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Statement of the Problem 1
1.2 Objectives of the Study 2
1.3 Scope of the Study 3
1.4 Research Methodology and Problems 4
1.5 Literature Review 5
Note and References 9
CHAPTER TWO: THE STRUCTURAL APPRAISAL OF AWE
2.1 Historical Origin 10
2.2 Social Structure and Cultural Institution 12
2.3 Political Structure 17
2.4 Religious Structure 19
2.5 Economic Organization 20
2.6 Harmonization of Culture 22
Note and References 24
CHAPTER THREE: MIGRATION AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF AWE
3.1 Introduction 27
3.2 Socio-Cultural Contribution 29
3.3 Religious Contribution 30
3.4 Economic Contribution 32
Note and References 33
CHAPTER FOUR: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY
4.1 Introduction 36
4.2 Positive Impact of Immigration 37
4.3 Negative Impact of immigration 40
4.4 Conclusion 42
Awe is the industrial nerve centre in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State.1 Unlike other industrial settlement, its enjoy peaceful atmosphere. Not much is written on Awe and Afijio Local Government in general. Needless to say, not much attention had been given to the place of migrants and their role in bringing about socio economic development in the area. This could be as a result of researchers concentration on a bigger communities and settlements like Oyo, Ejibo, Iwo, Egba, llorin, Ibadan among others.
This research work seeks to promote knowledge in the various migrant association that exist, how they operate, their relationship with the indigenous people and probable problems they are encountering. This would provide to the people and the academic, the opportunity to understand the migrants activities and their influence in the socio-economic development of Awe. Since the indigenous population themselves are "restrained" from contributing to the development of the town, due to the peoples cultural belief.2
This essay would serve as a reference point for further knowledge. It is hoped that it will stimulate other researches, probing into the history of Awe and the migrants contribution.