Advantages&Disadvantages of Rural&Urban Life

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Rural-Urban Differentials in the Attitude of Global Systems of GSM

Ndagi, Oduwole & Sanusi

Rural-Urban Differentials in the Attitude of Global Systems of Mobile Communication (GSM) Consumers to Merits and Demerits of GSM Technology in Ogun State, Nigeria
I. Ndagi O. O. Oduwole R. A. Sanusi Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria AFRICA

ABSTRACT The advent of the Global System of Mobile Communication (GSM) in Nigeria has become the order of most day-to-day activities; however, consumers of GSM services through the use of cellular phones are faced with numerous problems in making use of the GSM technology. This study examined the attitude of respondents to the merits and demerits inherent in the use of cellular phones in rural and urban Ogun
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The state shears boundary with Republic of Benin (Dahomey) in the West, Lagos state and Atlantic ocean in the south, while in the East is bounded by Ondo state and Oyo state in the North. Ogun state has six ethnic groups with Yoruba as the general language of communication. Majority of the people practice Islam, Christianity and traditional religion. Ogun state has a population of about 3,728,000 people (Omonijo, Ajayi, & Agande, 2007). Farming is the main occupation of the people. Rice, cassava, yam, maize and banana are the major food crops grown in the study area. While the main cash crops are cocoa, kola nut, rubber and palm produce. Ogun state has a educational institutions, industries as well as health facilities and public utilities such as police station, commercial Banks, judiciary, etc. Two local governments were randomly selected and 70 respondents interviewed using structured questionnaire. However 66 information sets from the 70 were eventually found useful. Data on socio-economic and perception parameters were collected and analyzed using simple descriptive (averages and percentages) and Chi-square statistics. RESULT AND DISCUSSION Majority of the respondents in both the rural and urban location of the study area were males, however, there was a significant difference between the two locations in terms of gender distribution at 5% probability
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