Stimulation Modelling of the Effect of Internal Migration on Urbanization in Rivers State, Nigeria

E. N. Ekaka-a, A. Ayotamuno, Nwachukwu Adikabu Ile


Internal migration is defined as a movement of people from one area of a country (especially one local government area) to another area of the same country for the purpose or with the effect of establishing a new residence either temporarily or permanently, is a complex and multidimensional process. In this study we are expected to determine the impact of internal migration in Port Harcourt city and Bori town respectively and to show the effect of the variation of some parameters that affect the growth of Port Harcourt city, through Simplified Assumptions and Mathematical Formulations. The internal migration of effective working population from Port Harcourt city to Bori town is lesser than that of Bori town to Port Harcourt city due to lesser jobs and social infrastructural facilities in Bori than Port Harcourt. Method of Analysis used is a non-linear ordinary differential equation of order 45 which otherwise is called O.D.E 45(Matlab ODE 45). It is evident from the results of the study that the variation of the rate of internal migration can produce either a positive or a negative effect on the population growth patterns of the two interacting population predictions.

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