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Abstract

ASSESSMENT OF THE PROSPECTS OF GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION (GSM) IN A DEPRESSED ECONOMY (A CASE STUDY OF EKITI STATE)

Okereke C. O.*

ABSTRACT

Many nations of the world are battling daily trying to meet the needs of its citizenry. The situation in Nigeria is so hard that getting daily meal amidst dwindling economy has become so frustrating. No job for the young graduates, huge business loses incured on a dailly basis as a result of bad roads which has indirectly assisted the armed robbers to disposes the the travellers of their valuables including business money; inadequate finance, inadequate educational infrastructure, poor communication and a host of other challenging issues leading to depressed economy. The foundation of human culture and society has always been communication. The importance of communication cannot be over emphasized for it forms a vital tool on which human race exists. This paper discusses the prospects of GSM in a depressed economy. Data for this paper was obtained through personal interview of subscribers and questionnaires which was administered to three major towns in Ekiti State Nigeria. The data obtained was analyzed using percentage and bar-charts. The result of the study showed that GSM has positive impact on the user, in terms of improved communication, business expansion and hence improved economy.

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