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Social Movement, a Catalyst to Social Development and Change: A Case Study of Hadejia Ina Mafita Initiative

Author:Hussaini Shehu Date:November 20,2018 Hits:

Abstract

Hadejia Ina Mafita Initiative (HIMI) Social movements have done a lot in bringing the desired social development and change in the marginalized North-East Zone of Jigawa State, Nigeria. Their activities as community-based organizations helped to bridge the existing gap in the redistribution of developmental projects between the three senatorial zones of the state as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution. The movement started with public awareness lecture through the Internet and social media platform (Facebook), letter engaged in the outreached public sensitization, awareness campaigns lectures on problems the zone is suffering from, and the need to find a solution to the problems identified. This paper examines the emergence of HIMI, the role played by them in bringing the development closer to their people. They act as a third sector between the government on one side and the community on the other side. People grievances are channelled through them. The paper elucidates the visible and tangible development realized by initiative across the area they operate and other parts of the state. The paper recommends that, instead of the violent struggle that may lead to civil unrest. The other related social movements should adopt ‘Hadejia Ina Mafita’s’ pattern. They tackle their problems through endurance and educative approach, and the uneven distribution pattern they realize their zone is suffering and seems to gradually diminish. Through their efforts balance development is adopted by the government hence so many achievements have been recorded within the shortest time. The paper covers the introduction, the definitions of concepts, historical overview of HIMI, Objectives of the movement, Uses of the Social Media by HIMI Movement, and how their objectives are achieved.

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Social Movement, a Catalyst to Social Development and Change: A Case Study of Hadejia Ina Mafita Initiative
Hussaini Shehu
Department of Sociology, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
Department of Social Administration, Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse Nigeria
Corresponding author: Hussaini Shehu, Degree, Department of Sociology, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India; Department of Social Administration, Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse Nigeria.
How to cite this paper: Shehu, H. (2018). Social Movement, a Catalyst to Social Development and Change: A Case Study of Hadejia Ina Mafita Initiative. The Educational Review, USA, 2(11), 585-604.
http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2018.11.004
Full Text: PDF  DOI: 10.26855/er.2018.11.004
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