IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 9, September 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ogadimma R.Iroka , Chiedozie P. Nwosu, Babatunde M. Idowu, Felix M. Nwankwo
This paper examines the Goal 11 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the city of Aba in Abia State, South East Nigeria – in terms of how the city has fared, the prospects as well as the challenges it faces in meeting up with this goal. Despite being one of the commercial nerve centres in Nigeria, the city has over the years, been characterised by poor urban development – as it has been existing spontaneously without proper urban management and planning. The paper adopted the new urban sociology perspective and globalization as theoretical frameworks and strongly recommends for strong political will – policy continuity and consistency on the part of the government, social mobilization of the people to change their poor urban development attitude, promotion and standardization of made in Aba products – to boost the local market within and beyond, among others.