Comparative Analysis of the Socio-Ecological Effect of Street Children Activities in North-Western Nigerian Cities

Authors : A.A Jolaoye; Omavudu Ikogho; Isah G.A; Salawu O.A

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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- Across the globe, street children has been viewed in different dimensions and the effects of their activities have equally caught the attention of social and environmental analysts. In this study, structured questionnaire on socio-ecological attributes of street children activities were administered to 299,163 and 102 respondents in Kano Metropolis, Kaduna Metropolis and Sokoto through multistage sampling technique. The questionnaire were completely retrieved and analysed through Principal Component Analysis and regression analysis. The study discovered that the impact of street children activities on socio-ecological problems was much pronounced in Kaduna Metropolis than Sokoto and Kano Metropolis. Also, all the regressed factors in the study contributed to socio-ecological problems in Kaduna Metropolis while only three factors influenced the situation in Sokoto and Kano Metropolis. Insecurity was the highest effect of street children activities in the cities, distortion of urban system and environmental abuse were in the second and third place. We suggested a social policy that would emphasise advocacy campaign, constant sensitization, counselling on need for sound education and entrepreneurial education across the federation.

Keywords : street children, socio-ecological effect, insecurity, urban system distortion, environmental abuse, drug offences and flirting


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