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AN APPRAISAL OF THE IMPERATIVE OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ON NIGERIA ECONOMY
Okereke C. O.* and Ibekwe E. E.
Rural electrification is imperative for any nation’s development. No nation can strive when some of her populace is being neglected in terms of electrifications. This means that development will be far for the people living within such environs and this will lead to increase in breeding of miscreants like Boko Harams insurgents, Niger Delta militants and their likes which are anti-economic development .This paper therefore, listed the benefits of rural electrification as: reduction in migration rate, reduction in disease transmission, high quality of education and learning environment, poverty alleviation, employment rate, export rate, provision of new markets, security, time saving, communication industries, cashless policy, banking processes, stimulation of economic growth.[Full Text Article]