Challenges of Traditional Markets Administration in Yagba Communities, North-Central Nigeria, 1900-2010

Olayinka Aliu


Market remains central to the socio-economic lives of the Yagba people, a sub-Yoruba ethnic group in North-Central Nigeria. Yagbaland, being a society whose dominant pre-occupation is agriculture, the administration of the traditional markets become imperative because of the markets vital position to their economic base. However, there are certain clogs which have made effective and efficient administration of the markets partially unattainable. In view of this, this study examines the challenges from colonial to post-independence and the implication for the development of the people. Methodology adopted for the study is historical, involving archival materials, oral interviews and secondary sources.


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