- Development Studies
- NIGERIAN CITIES, Edited by Toyin Falola & Steve Salm, HARDCOVER
The growth of Nigeria’s urban population has been phenomenal, with Lagos being one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Rapid growth also brings problems, notably the short-age of social amenities, crime and violence. Drawing on specific examples from Lagos, Abeokuta, and Kano, among others, the book examines various issues on the management of modern Nigerian cities. The movement of peoples and goods, improving sanitation, and minimizing ethnic tension in the cities engage readers in the volume. The book addresses the concerns of scholars, experts, and policy makers. Contributors, writing mainly about the cities in which they live, combine data and practical experience to provide original analysis on the state of Nigerian cities in the last one hundred years.