Aluko OJ, Eniola O, Shaib Rahim HO, Lawal MO, Agboola FO, Roberts AE
The study examined the extent of remittances to households in villages around Onigambari Forest Reserve of Oyo State. Multi-stage sampling techniques were used to select 96 respondents and data were collected with the aids of interview schedule. The data were analysis through descriptive analysis. The distribution shows that majority of the respondents were male (75.5%), above 50 years of age (55.3%), married (66%) and 79.8% engaged in farming activities. It was revealed that most (67.0%) of the respondents often received remittances once in a year. The level of receiving revealed at the end of the study that extent of remittance was low. The study concluded that remittances in this study area is not a well-recognized phenomenon in spite of the recognized advantages of a well-articulated remittance management in Nigeria. It is therefore recommended that the rural household dwellers should develop a vast communication strategy with their immigrant’s children, friends and relatives to ensure adequacy and frequency allocation of remittances.
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