Is ethnicity a major determinant of achieving national and economic developments? A focus on Nigeria




Ethnicity, economic development, Nigeria, public perceptions


This study aimed at examining public perceptions of the impact of ethnicity on economic development in Nigeria. Survey research design was used for the study while the questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. A total of 384 persons took part in the study. In the analysis of data for the study, the researcher used mean and standard deviation. The result of this study revealed that ethnicity negatively impacts on economic development in the area of infrastructures such as electricity, market development, transportation, housing scheme, ICT and water scheme. It was also found that ethnicity negatively impacts on economic development in the area of human development such as education, health, gender empowerment, employment creation and wealth creation. In line with the result of this study, the researcher concludes that ethnicity negatively impacts on economic development.

Author Biography

Ijeoma Pauline Ogbonne, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Institute of African Studies


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How to Cite

Ogbonne, I. P. (2018). Is ethnicity a major determinant of achieving national and economic developments? A focus on Nigeria. Skhid, (5(157), 39–46.



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