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THE EFFECT OF CULTISM ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF MAKURDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT (A case study of university of agriculture makurdi)

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CHAPTER ONE

1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY

The growth of cultism in Makurdi Benue state has taken another dimension; the federal government through the parents, teachers and institution has put in so much effort to eradicate or to control the menace of cultism in makurdi.

It is evident that the desire of power, peer group and family background are the major factors that influence its growth.

On the 8th of June 2016, there have being a war with so much blood shed in Makurdi; report has it that about 7 cult members were killed in federal university of agriculture makurdi and three female student were raped.

Cultism has become a threat to the socio economic development and well-being of Benue State, the people and the society. There have always being a spill-over of tension in the university environment and the streets in Makurdi; cultism has become a thing of inheritance in Makurdi local government of Benue State.

There have been series of strike in federal university of agriculture ranging from 2012 and 2016 as a result of cult activities.

According to (Enejo 2002: 237), stated that it has been conjectured that enough efforts have been put in by Nigerians as far as the fight against cultism is concerned but the efforts prove abortive.

The effect of the cult activities has been seen not only among the student’s academic performance but also on the socio economic development of Benue State.

There have been changes in the market environment; most traders no longer sell at night; the effect is also seen in most of the churches in Makurdi local government areas of Benue State.

1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

What really instigated the topic the effect of cultism on the socio economic development of makurdi local government was due to loss of lives, constant curfew, growth of tension in Federal university of agriculture Makurdi, constant strike as a result of the incidence of cult activities. The standard of living has been affected as people can no longer go about their normal business at night; there have been high death rate among the youths in Benue State.

1.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDY

The main aim of the research work is to examine the effect of cultism on the socio economic development of Makurdi local government. The specific aims of the study are stated below as follows:

  1. To examine the relationship between cultism and socio economic development of Makurdi local government
  2. To examine the effect of peer group and family background on the growth of cultism in Makurdi local government
  3. To investigate on the role of the federal government in the fight against cultism in Makurdi local government area of Benue State
  4. To examine the effect of cultism on lives and the academic performance of students
  5. To proffer solution to menace of cultism

1.4 RESEARCH QUESTION

In order to ascertain the above stated objectives, the study came up with the following research questions. The research questions are stated below as follows:

  1. Is there any relationship between cultism and socio economic development of Makurdi local government?
  2. What is the effect of peer group and family background on the growth of cultism in Makurdi local government?
  3. What are the roles of the federal government in the fight against cultism in Makurdi local government area of Benue State?
  4. What is the effect of cultism on lives and the academic performance of students?

1.5 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

H0: cultism has no significant effect on the socio economic development of Makurdi local government

H1: cultism has significant effect on the socio economic development of Makurdi local government

1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

The study the effect of cultism on the socio economic development of Makurdi local government area of Benue State will be of immense benefit to federal university of Agriculture Makurdi, the people of Benue State, the students and other researchers that wishes to carryout similar research on the above topic as it will reveal the effect of cultism on the socio economic development of Makurdi local government of Benue State.

1.7 SCOPE OF STUDY

The study the effect of cultism on the socio economic development of Makurdi local government is limited to federal university of agriculture Makurdi

1.8 DEFINITION OF TERM

CULTISM: A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader


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